Connecticut Social Security Disability

Of the more than 2 million residents that live in the State of Connecticut, approximately 3.7 percent receive Social Security Disability benefits. Almost 2/3 of the disability applications are denied at the first two stages of the application process and will have to go to a hearing. Many disability applicants do not understand why it takes so long to obtain a hearing before an ALJ. The reason for the extensive wait times is the backlog of cases being appealed in the Social Security system. The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is the Social Security agency that is responsible for scheduling disability hearings. The area of Connecticut that you live in determines which ODAR office manages your disability case. The ODAR offices in charge of scheduling hearings for Connecticut applicants are as follows.

Hartford, CT ODAR

William R. Cotter Federal Building
135 High Street, Room 331
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Telephone: (866) 931-2878
Fax: (860) 724-9843

It takes The ODAR office located in Hartford, Connecticut an average of 369 days to schedule a hearing for Social Security Disability applicants. This office is responsible for scheduling the disability hearings for the Social Security field offices in:

  • Bristol, CT
  • East Hartford, CT
  • Hartford, CT
  • Meriden, CT
  • Middleton, CT
  • New Britain, CT
  • New London, CT
  • Norwich, CT
  • Torrington, CT
  • Waterbury, CT
  • Willimantic, CT

New Haven, CT ODAR

Connecticut Financial Center
157 Church Street, 22nd Floor
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Telephone: (866) 613-2750
Fax: (203) 787-7777

It takes ODAR office located in New Haven an average of 448 days to schedule a disability hearing. This office is responsible for the hearing in the following field offices:

  • Ansonia, CT
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Danbury, CT
  • New Haven, CT
  • Norwalk, CT
  • Stamford, CT

Disability Determination Services (DDS)

If you are still in the initial stage of applying for benefits, you can file an application online or by visiting one of the field offices listed above.

Once the application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the DDS based medical and vocational evidence that you submitted. The Connecticut DDS is located at:

309 Wawarme Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06114
Telephone: 860-466-6223
Fax: 800-842-8320