Social Security Disability in Phoenix, AZ

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Phoenix

Social Security Disability Insurance in Phoenix (SSDI) is a wage replacement program offered by the Federal Government to claimants who are disabled with a severe, disabling health condition that is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow the worker to perform “substantial gainful activity” (SGA).

Social Security Disability Insurance in phoenix is paid only to workers who have worked and paid enough in employment taxes to be considered “insured” by the Social Security Administration. The amount of work credits needed to be insured can vary based on the employee’s age at their time of their disability. Generally, workers must accumulate 20-40 work credits. Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22, may also be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance dependent benefit payments.

Workers who have not worked or who have not paid sufficient payroll taxes will not qualify for SSDI in Phoenix. The Federal Government does offer another wage assistance program called Supplemental Security Income or SSI for the aged (65 years or older), the disabled or the blind who have very limited income and resourced. In many states, claimants who receive Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid.

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If you live in Phoenix, Arizona, or any of other cities in the area such as: Surprise, Casa Grande, Tolleson, Peoria, or Fountain Hill, you can you can contact the Social Security Administration in one of the following ways:

  • Applying by telephone, calling them at 1-800-772-1213
  • You can always file at your convenience, online at
  • Or simply by visiting 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 bring up the nearest Social Security Administration office.

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. Phoenix, Arizona, has two ODAR offices. The address and phone number for each office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Siete Square, Suite 200,
3737 North 7th Street,
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

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

This Phoenix ODAR office services the Social Security Field Offices in the following cities:

Apache Junction, Chinle, Colorado River Basin, Flagstaff, Mesa, Phoenix Downtown, Show Low, Tuba City

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
18444 North 25th Avenue,
Phoenix, Arizona 85023

Telephone: (877) 784- 3690
Fax: (602) 863- 1024

The Phoenix North ODAR office services the Social Security Field Offices in the following cities: Glendale, Phoenix North, and Prescott.

Completed Social Security Disability Benefits applications are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office for a determination of whether a claimant is disabled. It may take up to 90 days to receive an answer of whether or not you have been approved for Social Security Disability benefits. The DDS office which services Phoenix is listed below:

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

Telephone: 602-771-7100

According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices 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.

Social Security Administration,
250 N Seventh Ave,
Suite 100,
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
16241 N Tatum Blvd,
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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