Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs available through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Because disability benefits are a federal program, they are available in all states.
Filing For Disability Benefits In Your State
There are several options for starting your disability claim. You can file online or over the phone. You may be able to apply in person at an SSA office if you make an appointment ahead of time. There are about 1,230 field offices, with multiple in each state. Each office may have a different processing time and approval rating.
Appealing a Disability Claim in Your State
Many claims are initially denied. The rate that claims are approved and denied can vary by state.
Fortunately, you can file an appeal for your denied claim. When doing so, you will need to find out why your claim may be denied. This can often be because you did not have enough medical evidence, you do not meet a Blue Book listing or that you do not meet the work credits or financial limitations. You will also need to file your appeal on time.
Get Help Filing an SSD Claim In Your State
A disability attorney may be able to help you file your claim for disability benefits. They can help gather evidence or represent you as you move further down the appeals process.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to connect with a participating, independent attorney who takes cases in your area.
Select your state for more information about filing a disability claim in your state:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia