Social Security Disability in Jacksonville, FL
Qualifications to receive SSDI and SSI benefits in Jacksonville
The Federal Government offers wage replacement for disabled Jacksonville claimants through two federal disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
To qualify for Social Security Disability in Jacksonville disability claimants must have worked jobs covered by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered “insured” by the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability Insurance in Jacksonville is only offered to those 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.
The goal of Jacksonville SSDI is to help the primary wage earners of the family replace their wages if they die or are unable to work. Jacksonville Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can also be payable to widows, children, widowers, and disabled adults if they were disabled before they turned 22. Jacksonville SSDI claimants may also receive Medicare coverage 24 months after the onset date of disability.
Claimants who have not worked or have not worked outside of the home, may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Supplemental Security Income benefits are provided for the blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled whose resources and income are below the levels allowed by the SSA. Jacksonville Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.
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The very first step in receiving disability in Jacksonville is “applying” for benefits. See the section below for more information on applying for benefits.
If you live in Jacksonville, Florida, or any of the other cities in the area including: Orange Park, Atlantic Beach, Lakeside, Jacksonville Beach, Palm Valley, St. Augustine, Gainesville or Palm Coast, it is very easy to contact the Social Security Administration. You can contact the Social Security Administration in one of three ways:
- Visiting their website at www.socialsecurity.gov.
- Call the Social Security Administration Office at 1-800-772-1213.
- Visit the nearest Jacksonville Social Security Administration Regional Office. If you are unsure or where the Jacksonville region office is you can visit the Social Security Administration site at www.socialsecurity.gov. Go to the Social Security Office locator page for Jacksonville and enter you zip code. This page will provide the address of the nearest Jacksonville Social Security Administration Office.
The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Atlanta Region services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.
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 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 Jacksonville, Florida, regional hearing office is listed below:
Social Security Administration Office of Adjudication and Review,
DeSoto Building, Suite 400,
8880 Freedom Crossing Trail,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Phone: (866) 931-0124
Fax: (904) 232-3961
This office services Social Security Field offices in Daytona Beach, Deland, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Downtown and North, Lake City, Palatka, and St. Augustine
The DDS will evaluate the Jacksonville claimant’s SSDI application and make a disability decision.
Office of Disability Determinations
P.O. Box 10375,
Jacksonville, Florida 32247
Social Security Administration,
7185 Bonneval Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32256