Social Security Disability in Durham, NC
Qualify for Disability Benefits Insurance in Durham
Workers who are disabled and no longer able to work may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits provided by the Federal Government called Social Security Disability insurance or SSDI.
Social Security Disability Insurance in Durham is only offered to workers who are considered disabled by the Social Security Administration and who are unable to work for at least 12 continuous months due to a severe physical or mental health condition.
Workers must also have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment. The amount of work credits needed to be insured for Durham SSDI varies by age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year.
Auxiliary SSDI benefits from the insured worker may also be paid to the widows, children, widowers, and disabled adults if they were disabled before they turned 22. SSDI recipients may also qualify for medical coverage through Medicare 24 months after the onset date of their disability
What if a Durham claimant has not worked, has worked but not paid taxes, or has worked in the home? Uninsured workers do not qualify for SSDI in Durham. The Federal Government does, however, offer another monthly benefit wage replacement program called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for claimants who are blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled and whose resources and income are very limited. Durham Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.
Social Security lawyers in Durham understand the stress
If you are having trouble with your disability case, you should consider employing a SSI or SSDI disability attorney in Durham. At times it seems as if the steps to filing and receiving disability are endless, and we understand. The countless forms, the not knowing just where your case stands, and not to mention the daily stress of just not being sure. Our network of social security lawyers and advocates understand the law and deal with disability cases on a daily basis. All are experienced disability lawyers with one goal in mind, getting you your social security disability benefits.
If you would like a Durham benefits attorney or disability advocate to contact you to help you understand what you qualify for, simply fill out our free case evaluation form. Remember, the very first step to receiving benefits is to apply for social security disability. Read the next section for information on applying for disability benefits.
If you live in Durham, Alabama, or any of the other cities in the area including: Wake Forest, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Burlington, Raleigh, Garner, or Henderson, you can contact the Social Security Administration to speak about applying for social security in one of three ways:
- Ask about applying for disability online by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov
- Check on qualifying for social security by phone, calling the SSA Office at 1-800-772-1213.
- You can always apply for disability benefits in person too, visiting the nearest SSA Office. To find the nearest SSA office, visit the Social Security Administration site www.socialsecurity.gov Go to the Social Security Office locator page for Durham and enter you zip code. This page will provide the address of the nearest Durham Social Security Administration Office. We have also included a list of local social security offices on this page for your convenience.
The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Atlanta Region files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. This office services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. Below is the disability office, ODAR, for the Durham area.
Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 20T10,
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Telephone: (404) 562-1182
Fax: (404) 562-1152
Raleigh ODAR Regional Hearing Office (services Durham)
Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration’s 35 hearing offices and one satellite office in the Atlanta region. The address, location and phone number for the Raleigh Regional Hearing Office (which services Durham) is listed below:
Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
4800 Falls Neuse Road,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Telephone: (866) 708-3174
Fax: (919) 790-2793
The Raleigh ODAR Regional Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in North Carolina: Ahoskie, Durham, Elizabeth, Goldsboro, Greenville, Henderson, Kinston, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Washington and Wilson.
The Disability Determination Services (DDS) is funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA), and they are responsible for making disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income in Durham and throughout the state of North Carolina.
All Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security applications are submitted to the local Social Security Field Office and forwarded to DDS for a disability determination. The SSA, however, is responsible for making final decisions as to whether or not a person is eligible to receive benefits.
Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 243,
Raleigh, NC 27602-0243
According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Durham, North Carolina, and throughout the state perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. It is a smart choice to call the social security office ahead of time, making sure that the location can handle your requests.
Social Security Administration,
3004 Tower Blvd,
Durham, NC 27707