Social Security Disability in Memphis, TN

SSI and SSDI Qualifications to receive benefits in Memphis
Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI is a wage replacement program for workers who have a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and who are no longer able to perform work at a “substantial level”. Social Security Disability Insurance in Memphis can also be paid to certain dependents of the disabled.

SSDI claimants in Memphis must not only meet the medical criteria established by the Social Security Administration (SSA), but they must also have worked long enough and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered “insured” by the SSA. The Social Security Administration determines the number of work credits which must be accumulated by disabled workers to qualify for SSDI in Memphis and the amount will vary by age. Most full-time Memphis workers can earn 4 work credits per year.

Many Memphis workers either have not worked or have not paid taxes and will not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Memphis. Supplemental Security Income or SSI is provided to the aged (65 years or older), blind or disabled who are not considered “insured” by the Federal Government but need cash assistance to meet their minimum monthly expenses.

Supplemental Security Income in Memphis a “needs” based program and is only provided to claimants who have VERY limited income and resources and who meet additional non-economic considerations. To qualify for Memphis SSI benefits your income and resources must be below $2000 for individuals and $3000 for couples.

Contact a Memphis disability lawyer to file or appeal your case

Are you unsure of the status of your disabiilty claim? Have you applied for benefits but have no clue if you have been approved or denied? Do you need to appeal the benefits decision? These are just a few reasons why hiring a Memphis disabiliy benefits attorney to represent you are beneficial. Experienced disability lawyers in Lubbock can also help determine if you qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits. Find out if your disabiity qualifies you for disability benefits with one of our in network Lubbock lawyers or advocates.

Of course a Memphis disabiity benefits lawyer is not required when filing or appealing but it is definitely an added bonus if you want a complete claim process. Contact one of our SSI or SSDI attorneys, complete a free evaluationand get your Memphis disability benefits.

If you live in Memphis or any surrounding city such as: Marion, German Town, Mound City, Barlett, or Southaven, you can contact the Social Security Administration to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income by:

  • Visiting the Social Security Administration’s website at
  • Calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.
  • Visiting the nearest Social Security Administration office in your area To locate the office nearest you, go to Visit the Social Security Office locator page for Memphis and enter you zip code. The address for the Social Security Administration office nearest you will be listed.

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Atlanta Region services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 20T10,
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Telephone: (404) 563-1182
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 Memphis Hearing Office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
309 Monroe Street,
Memphis, TN 38103

Telephone: (866) 348-830
Fax: (901) 523-9282

The Memphis, Tennessee, ODAR office services the following Social Security Field Offices:

Tennessee: Dyersburg, Jackson, Memphis Downtown, Memphis East, Memphis North, Memphis South, Selmer and Union City

Arkansas: Forrest City, West Memphis

The Tennessee Disability Determination Services (DDS) is a section within the Division of Rehabilitation Services of the Department of Human Services. The DDS operates by agreement between the State of Tennessee and the Social Security Administration to process Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability claims. The DDS makes decision, processes disability claims and provides assistance to Tennessee claimants who have applied for Social Security Disability benefits.

Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services,
400 Deaderick Street,
Nashville, TN 37243-1403

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 775
Nashville, Tennessee 37202

Telephone: (615) 743-7300
Toll-Free, in Tennessee: 1-800-342-1117
Fax: (615) 253-2727

According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Memphis and throughout the state of Tennessee perform a full range of services for disability claimants. 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.

Social Security Administration,
3602 Austin Peay Highway,
Memphis, TN 38128

Telephone: 1-901-385-0127

Social Security Administration,
3220 Players Club Parkway,
Memphis, TN 38125

Telephone: 1-901-746-6409

Social Security Administration,
1330 Monroe Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38104

Telephone: 1-866-336-2212

Social Security Administration,
3461 South Third Street,
Memphis, TN 38109

Telephone: 1-901-786-9019

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