Washington Social Security Disability

Of the more than four-million residents that live in the State of Washington, approximately 3.6 percent receive Social Security Disability benefits. Thousands more apply for Social Security Disability benefits each year. Unfortunately, approximately 70 percent of the disability claims received by the Social Security Administration are denied during the initial stage of the application process. The majority of Washington Social Security Disability applicants must obtain a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge if they hope to receive disability benefits at some point in the future. While some states are able to schedule disability hearings in a matter of months, all of the Washington Social Security Disability applicants who file an appeal for a disability hearing must wait more than a year before their hearing is scheduled before an ALJ. Depending which part of Washington that you live in, it can take anywhere between 480 and 567 days to be scheduled for a disability hearing.

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is the agency responsible for scheduling disability hearings for the Social Security Administration. The area of Washington that you live in determines which ODAR office will handle your disability claim and impacts how long you must wait to obtain your disability hearing.

Portland, OR ODAR

333 SW 1ST Avenue
Robert Duncan Plaza, 4th Floor
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: (866) 964-6291
Fax: (503) 326-3062

The ODAR office located in Portland, Oregon is responsible for scheduling the disability hearings for the Washington Social Security field offices located in:

1145 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

6615 E Fourth Plane Blvd
Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98661

It takes this office an average of thirteen months to schedule a disability hearing for Washington Social Security Disability applicants.

Seattle, WA ODAR

Blanchard Plaza, Suite 500
2201 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121-2312
Phone: (206) 615-3700
Fax: (206) 615-3731

The Seattle ODAR office manages the disability hearings for the Social Security field offices listed below. It takes this office an average of 567 days to schedule a disability hearing.

505 106th Ave NE
Suite 301, Park Plaza
Bellevue, WA 98004

710 Alabama St
Bellingham, WA 98225

1821 Cooks Hill Road
Suite 100
Centralia, WA 98531

8625 Evergreen Way
Suite 250
Everett, WA 98208

1019 W James St
Suite 200
Kent, WA 98032

18905 33rd Ave W
Suite 207
Lynwood, WA 98036

710 E College Way
Suite A
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

402 Yauger Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502

138 W First Street
Room 113 Federal Bldg
Port Angeles, WA 98362

811 South Hill Park Drive
Suite A
Puyallup, WA 98373

901 Lenora
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98121

675 S Lane St
Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98104

13510 Aurora Ave N
Suite B
Seattle, WA 98133

9594 Mickelberry Rd NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

2608 S 47th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Spokane, WA ODAR

714 N Iron Bridge Way, Ste 200
Spokane, Washington 99202-4929
Phone: (509) 353-2982
Fax: (509) 353-2986

The Spokane ODAR office takes an average of 480 days to schedule a disability hearing and responsible for scheduling the hearings for the Social Security field offices in:

8131 W Klamath Ct
Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336

714 N Ironbridge Way
Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99202

405 W Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

3O1 Yakima Street
Suite 212
Wenatchee, WA 98801

801 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA 98902

Disability Determination Services: Washington

Once an initial application is submitted at one of the local offices or online, the information is sent to the DDS office in Washington. The DDS will then review your application and have a decision in a few months. The DDS is also responsible conducting continuing disability reviews.

P.O. Box 9303-MS-45550
Olympia, Washington 98507-9303
Phone: 360-664-7500
Fax: 800-562-6074