Social Security Disability in Toledo, OH

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Toledo

What if you are disabled and unable to work? Many individuals do not realize that the Federal Government, through Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI, provides disability benefits to workers who have a severe mental or physical health condition that is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow them to work.

The SSA administers SSDI in Toledo and pays monthly wage replacement payments to qualifying Toledo workers. Not all Toledo workers will qualify for SSDI in Toledo. Toledo SSDI is only available to workers who have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs “covered” by Social Security.

Most full-time Toledo workers can earn 4 work credits per year. The amount of credits needed varies based on the employee’s age at the time of their disability.

Additional SSDI auxiliary benefits may be paid to qualifying widows, widowers, and dependant children of Toledo SSDI recipients, who are either currently receiving SSDI benefits or were receiving benefits at the time of their death.

Toledo SSDI is not paid to all disabled workers. If a worker has not paid taxes or has not worked, they will be denied SSDI benefits, regardless of their disability.

Are there other options for non-insured workers? The Federal Government does offer cash assistance through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to Toledo residents who are disabled, blind or aged (65 years and older) and who are unable to work for at least 12 continuous months. SSI claimants also must have very limited income and resources. Toledo SSI recipients may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.

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You should submit the application as soon as you become disabled. Please keep in mind that Social Security disability requires a five month waiting period from the start of your disability. The social security claim process takes about sixty to ninety days to asses and make the disability determination according to legal definition of disability. You can however shorten the period by submitting the relevant details and documents when you apply for benefits. This process can often be time consuming and confusing and is often the case that you should contact your Toledo Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for assistance.

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Below is a list of just some of the items you need to have when you submit your SSDI or SSI application. Our Toledo social security disability lawyers can help you gather the following items.

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Your birth certificate.
  • Your military discharge papers, if you were in the military service.
  • Your spouse\’s birth certificate and Social Security number and dates of your prior marriages if your spouse is applying for benefits.
  • Your children\’s birth certificates and Social Security numbers if they are applying for benefits.
  • Your bank account information.(this will help the benefits to be deposited directly to your account)
  • The names and addresses of doctors and medical treatment facilities.
  • The treatment dates and other information relating to disability.
  • Any other source of medical evidence to support your claim.
  • Details about your education, work experience (for past fifteen years) and daily activities before and after the commencement of the disability.
  • Any other evidence for proving the impairment of the ability to engage in employment related activities.
  • Your W-2 Form (Wage and Tax Statement), or if you are self-employed, your federal tax return for the past year. If you are applying for disability benefits under Supplemental Security Income you should file the following too in addition to the above.
  • Details about your home equity such as your mortgage, lease, and name and address of your landlord,
  • Details about your income and financial position such as salary slips, insurance policies, bank books, etc.

It is usually in your best interest to obtain the services of an Toledo attorney or advocate specializing in Social Security disability claims so as to ensure that your claim does not get rejected due to mistakes in providing relevant evidence. Click here for a FREE evaluation with an experienced social security lawyer in Toledo.

There are several ways to apply for either SSI or SSDI benefits in Toledo or in any of the surrounding areas including Sylvania, Monroe, Fremont, Bowling Green, Trenton, Woodhaven, Colchester, Oregon, and Fostoria.

  • Applying for social security by calling the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
  • File for benefits by going in person, visit the nearest Toledo Social Security Administration regional office. If you do not know the nearest Social Security Administration office, visit the Social Security Administration website at and locate the office locator page and enter your zip code to find the regional office nearest you.
  • Apply for disability anytime, filing online by visiting the Social Security Administration’s website at

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in the Chicago Region services and schedules Social Security Disability appeal hearings for claimants who have applied for SSI or SSDI in the six state areas comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Information for the Chicago Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
200 West Adams Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Telephone: (877) 800-7576
Fax: (312) 886-3456

Toledo ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration’s 25 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Toledo ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
One Seagate, 13th Floor,
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Telephone: (866) 783- 7304
Fax: (419) 241- 8234

The Toledo ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Ohio: Bowling Green, Defiance, Findlay, Fremont, Lima, Sandusky, Toledo and (Downtown and West). This office also services Adrian and Monroe, Michigan.

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) Office is funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and is responsible for making disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claimants in Toledo and throughout the state of Ohio.

SSI and SSDI applications are filed by Ohio residents at the local Social Security Field Office and forwarded to the Disability Determinations Services Office for a disability determination.

Rehabilitation Services Commission,
Bureau of Disability Determination,
P.O. Box 359001

Toledo, OH 43235-9001

Ohio Social Security Administration Field Offices perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, replace their Social Security cards, or make changes to their benefits information. The address and phone number for all of the SSA Field Offices in Ohio are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Four Seagate,
Suite 1000,
Toledo, OH 43604

Telephone: 1-866-331-2196

Social Security Administration,
5151 Monroe St,
Suite 112 W,
Toledo, OH 43623

Telephone: 1-419-843-7751

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