Social Security Disability in Lexington, KY
Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Lexington
Are you disabled and unable to work? Disabled claimants in Lexington, who have a severe debilitating condition which is expected to last for 12 continuous months, may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Lexington if the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides they are disabled and they have sufficient work credits to be considered “insured”.
Not all disabled Lexington workers will qualify for SSDI. Workers must have worked jobs “covered” by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered insured. Most full-time Lexington workers can accumulate 4 work credits each year, but the number of work credits needed to qualify for SSDI in Lexington will vary depending on the claimant’s age at the time of their disability. Most claimants will need approximately 20-40 work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Lexington.
Additional Lexington SSDI benefits, called auxiliary benefits, may also be paid to the claimant’s dependent children, spouse, widow or widowers (under some conditions).
Will you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance if you have not worked or paid employment taxes? No, SSDI benefits are only awarded to claimants who are insured. The Federal Government does, however, provide monthly cash assistance through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The SSI benefits programs is available for the aged (65 years or older), the blind, or the disabled, who have very limited income and resources. Medicaid may also be available, in most states, for SSI recipients.
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Hiring an experienced social security lawyer in Lexington is a great choice to create a strong disability case. History has shown that filing with a disability benefits attorney gives you better chances of approval than filing without an attorney. It is not mandatory to hire a lawyer for your case, but it is highly recommended. A lawyer can make sure you have the necessary paperwork to strengthen your case. Find the right SSDI or SSI disability lawyer to gather all of your medical records and to make your life easier. It is stressful to handle everything on your own, make a disability attorney your ally.
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So how do you apply for Social Security Disability in Lexington? If you would like to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Lexington or any of the surrounding areas including Bedford, Burlington, Woburn, Arlington, Medford, Concord, Newton, Wilmington, Weston, or Stoneham, contact the Social Security Administration by:
- Applying for social security disability by telephone, calling them at 1-800-772-1213
- Filing for SSDI or SSI anytime online at www.socialsecurity.gov
- Or you can file for disability benefits by visiting a Lexington Social Security Administration Field Office. To locate the nearest office in your area, go to the www.socialsecurity.gov website and find the office locator page. Enter your zip code and the nearest Social Security Regional Office in your area will be listed.
The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Atlanta Region services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. The ODAR office files all reconsideration requests, schedules Social Security Disability Hearing and handles all Appeal Council Reviews. The contact information for the Atlanta Regional ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.
Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability 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
Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration’s 35 hearing offices and 1 satellite office. The address and phone number for the Lexington ODAR Hearing office is below.
Social Security Office,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
124 Lisle Industrial Avenue,
Lexington, Kentucky 40511-1196
Telephone: (866) 783- 7301
Fax: (859) 233- 2402
The Lexington ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Kentucky: Campbellsville, Danville, Frankfort, Hazard, Lexington, Maysville, and Richmond.
Kentucky Social Security Administration Field Offices review SSI or SSDI applications and forward them to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office (DDS) for a disability review. In Kentucky the state agency which assists with this process is called the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. It may take up to 90 days to receive a disability determination from the agency.
The DDS in Kentucky uses federal regulations to determine disability for both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Disability applications are filed at any of the 27 local Social Security offices throughout Kentucky.
The contact information for the Disability Determinations Office in Kentucky is listed below.
To contact the Cabinet by phone, you may call the Office of the Ombudsman
Ombudsman: Toll-Free 1-800-372-2973
TTY (for hearing impaired) 1-800-627-4702
Office of the Secretary,
275 E. Main St.,
Frankfort, KY 40621
Kentucky Social Security Administration Field Offices help Lexington residents and residents throughout the state of Kentucky by providing a wide range of services. Claimants can submit their SSDI or SSI applications at the nearest Kentucky Social Security Administration Field Office, replace their Social Security cards, or make changes to their benefits information. The Social Security Administration Field Office for the Lexington, Kentucky area is listed below.
Social Security Administration,
2260 Executive Drive,
Lexington, KY 40505