Social Security Disability in Mesa, AZ

SSI and SSDI Qualifications to receive benefits in Mesa

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may need help. The Federal Government offers wage replacement benefits called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to disabled workers who have a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow the worker to perform “substantial gainful activity” (SGA).

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Mesa, the worker must accumulate 20-40 work credits by paying Social Security taxes during their employment working jobs “covered” by Social Security.

The number of work credits needed to qualify for Mesa SSDI varies based on the worker’s age when they become disabled, but most full-time Mesa workers can earn 4 work credits each year. Auxiliary SSDI benefits may also be paid to qualifying Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents (over 18 years old), who were disabled prior to the age of 22.

What if you have not worked and have not accumulated enough work credits to be considered insured by the Social Security Administration? Workers who have not worked or who have not paid sufficient payroll taxes will not qualify for SSDI in Mesa. The Federal Government does, however, offer another assistance program called Supplemental Security Income or SSI. SSI benefits in Arizona may be awarded to claimants with very limited income and resources who are aged (65 years or older), disabled or blind. Medicaid may also be offered to Mesa supplemental Security Income recipients.

Contact a Mesa disability lawyer to file your case free of errors

People applying for disability benefits often wonder whether it is important have a social security disability lawyer or advocate represent them. True, it is not compulsory to have a lawyer or advocate to represent you. However, statistics shows that people whose cases were represented by attorneys and advocates specialised in disability cases were more successful than individuals who filed the claim by themselves. This is basically due to the fact that the attorney or advocate is able to ensure that the paper work is complete and free of errors. The social security disability specialist lawyer or advocate is a master in the art of identifying and taking care of errors that could disqualify a case. Besides, he will pursue the case unstintingly in government offices, in a manner that the disabled person may not be able to. Click here for a free evaluation of your case.

Our sponsoring Mesa social security disability lawyers and advocates are reputed and thorough professionals. They are well qualified and experienced and understand the situation that their clients are in. They handle the paperwork for their clients in a meticulous manner. Your Mesa social security disability lawyer or advocate will help eliminate the need for you to queue up in government offices and will pursue your case relentlessly.

Claimants in Mesa or any of the following cities may apply for SSDI or SSI benefits: Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Peoria, Phoenix, Apache Junction, Sun City, Avondale, Goodyear and Surprise. To apply for benefits claimant may do any of the following:

  • Call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213
  • Visit them online at
  • Visit a Social Security Disability regional representative in your area. Locate the nearest Social Security Administration office by visiting the Social Security Administration website at Go to the office locator page and enter your zip code. The site will list the nearest Social Security Administration office in your area.

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Office files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR office for the San Francisco Region services residents in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada along with the territories of American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. The address is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
5th Floor,
555 Battery Street,
San Francisco, California 94111

Telephone: (866) 964-7584
Fax: (415) 705-2020

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration’s 21 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Phoenix ODAR hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Siete Square, Suite 200,
3737 North 7th Street,
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Telephone: (602) 640-2700
Fax: (602) 640-2165

The Phoenix ODAR Hearing Offices services the Social Security Administration Field Offices in Apache Junction, Chinle, Colorado River Basin, Flagstaff, Mesa, Phoenix Downtown, Show Low, Tuba City and Scottsdale.

After the Mesa Social Security Disability claimant has completed their application it is sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office in Arizona where it is reviewed. It may take up to 90 days for the DDS Office to make a disability determination. The DDS offices which service the state of Arizona are listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
5441 East 22nd Street,
Suite 135,
Tucson, Arizona 85711

Telephone: 520-790-2580

Disability Determination Services,
4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 1800,
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Telephone: 602-771-7100

The Social Security Administration Field Offices in Mesa, Arizona, and throughout the state of Arizona perform a full range of services for Social Security Disability claimants. Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), replace their Social Security cards, and make changes to their benefits information. All of the Social Security Administration Field Offices for the state of Arizona are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
702 W Jerome Ave,
Mesa, AZ 85210

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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