AZ Social Security Disability: Lawyers, How to Apply, Addresses and Information

This page is devoted to Social Security Disability in Arizona.  Even though the laws to prove SSDI and SSI are the same in every state I will try and provide some useful information relevant to those applying for benefits in AZ.  

On this page you will find how to apply, find lawyers, addresses for the hearing offices called ODARs, and the location of the different local SSA offices.


How do you apply in AZ?  If you are making an application for Social Security Disability you can apply on-line at the SSA website.  You can also make an appointment at your local SSA office by calling 1-800-772-1213 and do it in person.  The third option is to find a national or local lawyer or representative that handles SSDI cases and they will help you apply.  if you are applying for SSI also called Supplemental Security Income you have to apply in person.  To know what you need to apply and how to do it see my page on applying for SSDI and SSI.

What are your chances of winning at application and reconsideration?  At the initial decision the percentage of cases that won for the year 2006 was 40.2% and at reconsideration that number dropped to 29.7%.  It will take usually about three to six months to get a decision at each of these stages.  If you want to know how long it takes at hearing I have put the average processing time for each ODAR below under the ODAR listings.

What to consider when deciding whether to get a lawyer or not for your case:  I suggest you first read this website and determine if you think you understand what you have to prove to win.  You will also want to consider if you feel you have the time and ability to do it yourself and get a positive outcome.  One question you might have is what will a lawyer do to help my case.  An experienced SSDI attorney will know the law already and how to apply it to your particular case.  It is there job with your help to figure out what medical evidence they need to prove your case and to get that evidence.  They will then take the facts of your case and apply it to the law and come up with a theory of the case to win your benefits.  It is a good idea to get a lawyer who has handled many cases because chances are those lawyers will know the rules and will have had cases similar to yours in the past.  If you have decided to use a lawyer feel free to click on link to the right of the page and note whether you are looking for a local Social Security Disability lawyer or our firm that handles cases nation wide.  If you chose a local lawyer I will help you find one experienced in this area of law.  Most lawyers charge 25% of past due benefits not to exceed $5,300.  In other words which ever is less of the two amounts and they only get paid if they win.

Address of ODAR and Local SSA Offices and How Long it Takes at Hearing.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Federal Building, Room 3-B

300 West Congress Street

Tucson, Arizona 85701

Telephone:(520) 670-5840

Fax:(520) 670-4724

The above hearing office recieves cases from the local SSA offices below:


Casa Grande, Douglas, Globe, Nogales, Safford, Sells. South Tucson, Tucson, Yuma

The Average Processing time for this ODAR for the year 2007 was 404 days.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Siete Square, Suite 200

3737 North 7th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Telephone:(602) 640-2700

Fax:(602) 640-2165

The above hearing office recieves cases from the below SSA local offices:


Apache Junction, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix North, Phoenix DT, Prescott, Show Low, Tuba City

The average processing time for this ODAR was even longer in 2007 averaging 521 days.

Social Security has been given increase funding as part of the economic stimulus package. A substantial portion of the additional funds will be used to help decrease the waiting time for those at the Social Security disability hearing level. There is plans to open a new hearing office in Phoenix Arizona to help reduce the backlog in this state.  This is good news for those of you who have SSDI or SSI claims in AZ.  The addition of this ODAR office in Arizona will allow SSA to schedule more hearings for this state and, therefore will also hopefully reduce processing time for those waiting for a Social Security Disability hearing in Arizona. 

We have attempted to provide up to date and accurate information, however the information in this site is not guaranteed.  No attorney client relationship exist.  The information in this site is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified attorney.
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