Social Security Disability in Raleigh, NC

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Raleigh

Raleigh workers who are disabled and no longer able to work may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits provided by the Federal Government. The Federal Government offers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to workers who have a severe mental or physical health disorder which does not allow them to work or perform “substantial gainful activity” for at least 12 continuous.

To qualify for SSDI in Raleigh, workers must have earned approximate 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs covered by Social Security and paying payroll taxes. The amount of work credits needed to be insured for Raleigh SSDI varies by age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year.

Auxiliary SSDI benefits may also be paid (under certain conditions) to widows, children, widowers, and disabled adults (if they were disabled before they turned 22).

Not all disabled individuals qualify for SSDI. Claimants who have not work or who have not paid taxes will not be considered insured and will be denied benefits, regardless of the severity of their health condition.

The Federal Government does, however, offer another monthly cash assistance benefit called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for claimants who are blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled and whose resources and income are very limited. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.

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Claimants can apply for SSDI or SSI in Raleigh or any of the surrounding cities including Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Smithfield, Chapel Hill, Dunn, Carrboro, Wilson or Henderson by contacting the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:

  • Applying online, visiting the Social Security Administration website at www.socialsecurity.gov.
  • You can always call them, calling the Social Security Administration Office at 1-800-772-1213.
  • And you can apply in person, visiting the nearest Raleigh Social Security Administration Regional Office. To find the nearest SSA office, visit the Social Security Administration site www.socialsecurity.gov and go to the Social Security Office locator page for Raleigh and enter you zip code. This page will provide the address of the nearest Raleigh Social Security Administration Office.

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) file all reconsiderations, schedule hearings and handle all Appeal Council reviews for claimants who have been denied disability benefits and have appealed their denials.

The ODAR office for the Atlanta Region services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. The address for the Atlanta ODAR Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of 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

Raleigh ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration’s 35 hearing offices and one satellite office in the Atlanta region. The address and phone number for the Raleigh ODAR Hearing Office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
4800 Falls Neuse Road,
Suite 200,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Telephone: (866) 708- 3174
Fax: (919) 790- 2793

The Raleigh ODAR Regional Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in North Carolina: Ahoskie, Raleigh, Elizabeth, Goldsboro, Greenville, Henderson, Kinston, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Washington and Wilson.

After a claimant has submitted their SSDI or SSI application and it has been reviewed by the appropriate SSA Field Office, it is sent to the Disability Determination Services Office for further review.

Disability Determination Services (DDS) is responsible for making disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income in Raleigh and throughout the state of North Carolina. The Disability Determination Services Office for the state of North Carolina is listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 243,
Raleigh, NC 27602-0243


Claimants can either call or visit their local Social Security Administration Field Offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. The Raleigh SSA Field Offices for the state of North Carolina are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
4701 Old Wake Forest,
Raleigh, NC 27609

Telephone: 1-877-803-6311

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