New York Social Security Disability

Each and every year, millions of disabled American citizens apply for Social Security Disability benefits. In New York, approximately 57 percent of the disability claims received are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). When a Social Security Disability applicant is denied Social Security Disability benefits, they are able to go directly to the hearing stage of the disability appeal process. This is actually good news because previously, when New York Social Security Disability applicants had to pursue a Request for Reconsideration before obtaining a hearing before an administrative law judge, more than 80 percent of disability appeals were denied at the initial stage of the appeal process. New York Social Security Disability applicants can bypass the Reconsideration Request and request a hearing as soon as their initial disability application is denied. Unfortunately, it can take New York Social Security Disability applicants anywhere from 274 to 612 days to obtain their disability hearing.

The SSA's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is the agency responsible for managing Social Security Disability hearings. The area in which you live will determine which New York ODAR office handles your New York Social Security Disability case.

Albany, NY ODAR

74 North Pearl Street
6th Floor
Albany, New York 12207-2211
Telephone: (866) 643-3035
Fax: (518) 462-1933

The average processing time for this office is 376 days. The Albany ODAR office serves the following SSA field offices:

  • Albany, NY
  • Gloversville, NY
  • Hudson, NY
  • Kingston, NY
  • Oneonta, NY
  • Plattsburgh, NY
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Queensbury, NY
  • Schenectady, NY
  • Troy, NY

Bronx, NY ODAR

226 East 161st Street
2nd Floor, Suite 4
Bronx, New York 10451
Telephone: 866-563-9573
Fax: (718) 590-1673

The average processing time for this the Bronx ODAR is 532 days. The Bronx ODAR office serves:

  • East Bronx, NY
  • Hunts Point, NY
  • Laconia Avenue, NY
  • North Bronx, NY
  • West Farms, NY

Brooklyn, NY ODAR

111 Livingston Street
18th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201-9238
Telephone: 1-866-964-9971
Fax: (718) 330-2009

The Brooklyn ODAR office takes 274 days to process a hearing and serves the following local offices:

  • Avenue X, NY
  • Bay Ridge, NY
  • Bedford Heights, NY
  • Boro Hall, NY
  • Bushwick, NY
  • Canarsie, NY
  • Cypress Hills, NY (except for zip codes 11414, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11420 and 1142)
  • East New York, NY
  • Flatbush, NY
  • Williamsburg, NY

Buffalo, NY ODAR

50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 200
Buffalo, New York 14202
Telephone: 866-348-5819
Fax: (716) 551-4078

The Buffalo ODAR office takes an average of 580 days to process a claim and services:

  • Amherst, NY
  • Batavia, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Dunkirk, NY
  • Geneva, NY
  • Greece, NY
  • Jamestown, NY
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Olean, NY
  • Ridge Road, NY
  • Rochester, NY

Jericho, NY ODAR

The Jericho ODAR office serves:

375 North Broadway
3rd Floor
Jericho, New York 11753
Telephone: 866-931-4494
Fax: (516) 942-0353

  • Freeport, NY
  • Long Beach, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Mineola, NY
  • Patchogue, NY
  • Riverhead, NY
  • West Babylon, NY

The average processing time for this office is 377 days.

New York, NY ODAR

26 Federal Plaza
Room 2909
New York, New York 10278-0035
Telephone: (212) 264-8819
Fax: (212) 264-8633

The average processing time for this office is 545 days. The New York City ODAR office serves:

  • Bronx Hub, NY
  • Chinatown, NY
  • Downtown, NY
  • East Harlem, NY
  • East Village, NY
  • Grand Central/United Nations, NY
  • Hylan Blvd, NY
  • Midtown, NY
  • South Bronx, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Uptown, NY
  • Washington Heights, NY

Jamaica, NY ODAR

Joseph P. Addabo Federal Building
155-10 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11431
Telephone: 866-931-6092
Fax: (718) 557-6575

The average processing time for this office is 462 days. The Jamaica ODAR office services:

  • Astoria, NY
  • Far Rockaway, NY
  • Flushing, NY
  • Glendale, NY
  • Jamaica, NY
  • Long Island City, NY
  • Rego Park, NY
  • Zip codes 11414, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11420 and 11421 in Cypress Hills

Syracuse, NY ODAR

300 S. State Street, 5th floor
Syracuse, New York 13202
Telephone: (888) 655-6477
Fax: (315) 479-3933

The average processing time for this office is 612 days. The Syracuse ODAR office serves the field offices in:

  • Binghamton, NY
  • Corning, NY
  • Elmira, NY
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Ogdensburg, NY
  • Oswego, NY
  • Rome, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Utica, NY
  • Watertown, NY

White Plains, NY ODAR

75 South Broadway
Suite 202
White Plains, New York 10601
Telephone: (914) 761-7190
Fax: (914) 682-7006

The average processing time for the White Plains ODAR office is 425 days. The ALJs at this office service:

  • Monticello, NY
  • Mount Vernon, NY
  • New Rochelle, NY
  • Newburgh, NY
  • Peekskill, NY
  • West Nyack, NY
  • White Plains, NY
  • Yonkers, NY

New York Disability Determination Services (DDS)

If you would like to file an initial application, you can do so either online or at your local Social Security Office. Once the application has been submitted, the decision on whether or not to approve your claim will be made by one DDS offices listed below based on the evidence you submitted:

P.O. Box 165
Albany, New York 12260-0165
Telephone: 518-473-9320
Fax: 866-586-5750

22 Cortlandt Street
New York, New York 10007
Telephone: 212-240-3456
Fax: 866-586-5750

P.O. Box 5030
Buffalo, New York 14205-5030
Telephone: 716-847-5007
Fax: 866-586-5750

P.O. Box 9009
Endicott, New York 13761-9009
Telephone: 607-741-4195
Fax: 866-586-5750

92-31 Union Hall Street
Jamaica, New York 11433
Telephone: 718-262-4323
Fax: 866-586-5750