Social Security Disability in New York and SSI in NY.

On this page I provide some information on Social Security Disability and SSI in New York.  You will find information on how and were to apply in NY for SSDI and SSI.  I will also provide the addresses of the New York OHA (now ODAR) offices.  These are the places were Social Security Disability hearings in NY are held.  I will also give the location of some of the Local Social Security Offices around the state.  How Social Security determines if you are disabled is the same in every state so make sure to read the rest of my site as well.  If you have decided you want a New York Social Security Disability Lawyer or just want a free consultation please consider us.  I wrote this entire website and I have handled thousands of claims.  My main office is in NJ but I have a satellite office in Manhattan for your convenience.  My phone number is 1-877-527-5529

The denial rate at application in NY is 57%.  The denial rate at reconsideration is 82.2%.  Source: FY 2006 DIODS EXTRACT.
According to the recently released state agency operations report prepared on December 12, 2008 44.3% of the cases were approved at application and 51.2% of the cases where won at reconsideration. These statistics at reconsideration are probably not as reliable since they no longer have the reconsideration stage in New York so I do not know how many cases were actually reviewed at this stage that no longer exists. Normally for states that have this stage the approval rate is somewhere between 10 and 20%. In New York, the claim goes directly from application to the hearing stage.

The processing times in days on average as of 1/27/2012 for the hearing stage at the different ODARs is as follows:  New York 335, Jericho 284, Syracuse 353, Albany 329, Queens 370 and Bronx 332, White Plains 340, Buffalo 439, and Brooklyn is 374 days according to SSA national ranking report.  These numbers change from year to year but should give you some idea of how long you will have to wait to get a SSD or SSI decision in NY after you request a hearing.

 

When getting medical records for your SSDI claim in NY it is important to know the state has specific rules for what you can be charged for medical records by your doctor or hospital.  The reasonable charge for paper copies shall not exceed 75¢ per page. Access should not be
denied solely because of inability to pay. New York Public Health Law § 17.

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To apply for SSDI in NY you can apply on-line, by phone appointment, or in person at one of the local Social Security offices.  To apply for SSI in NY you have to go to a local Social Security office and apply in person.  If you are going to apply in person it is always best to call and make an appointment to avoid long wait times.  Below are some of New York's Social Security local offices to find out if there is a local office closer to you call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or go to the Social Security Administrations web site linked at the bottom of this page.

Social Security Local Offices in New York

  

Social Security Administration

136-65 37th Avenue

Flushing, NY

 

Social Security Administration
28-18 /Steinway Street

Astoria, NY

 

Social Security Administration
2095 Southern Blvd

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration
27 Pennsylvania Av

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
617 Beach 20th St

Far Rockaway, NY

 

Social Security Administration
42-15 Crescent St., 4th Fl

Long Island City, NY

 

Social Security Administration
55 West 125th St

New York,  NY

 

Social Security Administration
1829 Southern Blvd.

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration
155-10 Jamaica Av., 3rd Fl

Jamaica, NY

 

Social Security Administration
20 South Broadway

Yonkers, NY

 

Social Security Administration
170 Old Country Road

Mineola, NY

 

Social Security Administration
240 West Nyack Road

West Nyack, NY

 

Social Security Administration
226 East 161st St, 2nd Fl

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration
1121 Walt Whitman Road

Melville, NY

 

Social Security Administration
2720 Jerome Av

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration

2720 Jerome Av

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration
133 W. Sunrise Hwy

Freeport, NY

 

Social Security Administration
2250 Nostrand Av

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
1540 Fulton St

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
3386 Fulton St

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
10 Bouck Court

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
75 Oak St

Patchogue, NY

 

Social Security Administration
634 Austin St

Rego Park, NY

 

Social Security Administration
195 Montague St., 3rd Fl

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
3315 White Plains Rd

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration
3770 3rd Av., 2nd Fl

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration
530 Franklin St

Schenectady, NY

 

1578 E. 233rd St

Bronx, NY

 

15 Henry St

Binghamton, NY

 

Social Security Administration
191 Main St

Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Social Security Administration

1380 Parker St

Bronx, NY

 

Social Security Administration
93 North 9th St

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
1329 Rockaway Parkway

Brooklyn, NY

 

Social Security Administration
297 Knollwood Road

White Plains, NY

  

Social Security's Web Site


Below is the list of places were hearings are held in New York.  These offices used to be called the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and are now called Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).  Hearings are held by Administrative Law Judges or ALJs.

OHAs or ODARs in New York

New York Regional Office
SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Room 34-116
26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278
Telephone: (212) 264-4036    Fax: (212) 264-1519
 
SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
6th Floor
74 North Pearl Street
Albany, New York  12207-2211 
Telephone:(866) 862-7348
Fax:
 (518) 462-1933

Services the following Social Security Field Offices: NEW YORK:    Albany, (Hudson), Glens Falls, Gloversville, Kingston, Plattsburgh, Poughkeepsie, Schenectady, Troy, Oneonta

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
2nd Floor, Suite 4226
East 161st Street
Bronx, New York 10451 
Telephone:(718) 537-4958
Fax:
(718) 590-1673  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: NEW YORK:    East Bronx, (Baychester), North Bronx, (West Farms), South Bronx, (Hunts Point), (Bronx Hub), (Riverdale)

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
18th Floor
111 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201-9238 
Telephone:(718) 330-7861
Fax:
(718) 330-2009  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: NEW YORK:     Brooklyn, Avenue X, Boro Hall, (Bay Ridge), (Canarsie), Flatbush, (Kings Plaza), Cypress Hills, (Glendale), (Crown Heights), (Zip Code 11208)

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 200
Buffalo, New York 11753 
Telephone:(716) 551-4711
Fax:
(716) 551-4078  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: New York:    Batavia, Buffalo, (West Seneca), (Cheektowaga), Jamestown, (Dunkirk), Greece, Niagara Falls, Olean, Rochester

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
3rd Floor
375 North Broadway
Jericho, New York 11753  
Telephone:(516) 942-0244
Fax:
(516) 942-0353  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: New York:    Freeport, (Long Beach), Melville, (West Babylon), Mineola, Patchogue, (Riverhead)

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Room 2909
26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278-0035 
Telephone:(212) 264-8819
Fax:
(212) 264-8633  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: NEW YORK:    Downtown, (Chinatown), (Delancey Street), (Murray Hill), (Tompkins Park), Midtown, (Lenox Hill), Staten Island, (New Dorp), Uptown, (East Harlem), (North Harlem), Washington Heights, (Bedford-Stuyvesant), Bushwick, (Williamsburg), East New York

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Joseph P. Addabo Federal Building
155-10 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11431 
Mailing address is : Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Joseph P. Addabo Federal Building
P.O. Box 319300
Jamaica, NY 11431 
Telephone:(718) 557-6530
Fax:
(718) 557-6575  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: NEW YORK:    Flushing, Jackson Heights, (Astoria), (Long Island City), Jamaica, (Far Rockaway), (Glendale), Cypress Hills (Zip Codes 11414, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11420 and 11421), Ridgewood (11385)

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
U.S. Federal Building, Room 4170
100 State Street
Rochester, New York 14614 
Telephone:(585) 263-5771
Fax:
(585) 263-5792
 

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
300 S. State Street, 5th floor
Syracuse, New York  13202 
Telephone:(315) 479-3900
Fax:
(315) 479-3933  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: NEW YORK:     Auburn, Binghamton, (Ithaca), Elmira, (Corning), Geneva, Ogdensburg, Oswego, Syracuse, Utica, (Herkimer), (Rome), Watertown

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Suite 202
75 South Broadway
White Plains, New York 10601 
Telephone:(914) 761-7190
Fax:
(914) 682-7006  
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: NEW YORK:     New Rochelle, (Mount Vernon), White Plains, (Peekskill), Newburgh, (Monticello), Glen Rock, Yonkers, Patterson, West Nyack





UPDATE: Important Information below and I will keep you updated if I learn anything new.

Friday, December 10, 2010
SOCIAL SECURITY
News Release
Statements of Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, and John P. Melville, New York State Police Acting Superintendent, on the Theft of Personal Information in Upstate New York


Statement of Commissioner Astrue:
I learned earlier this week about the arrest of an individual alleged to have illegally downloaded personal information of about 15,000 people from computers belonging to private contractors working for the New York state agency that decides some initial disability claims for Social Security.  This individual is in custody, and we continue to work with law enforcement to determine exactly what information was downloaded and the risk to the persons involved. 

Thanks to the quick and skillful response of the New York State Police, it appears that illegal use of the downloaded information only occurred in a limited number of cases; however, the investigations are ongoing and we do not know the extent of the damage.  As soon as we identify the individuals whose information was compromised, we will notify them, offer them free credit monitoring, and provide them with a special toll-free telephone number to call for assistance. 

I asked Social Security’s Inspector General to undertake an investigation and audit, and to work closely with the New York State Police.  I appreciate the continued cooperation of the State of New York and will ask the appropriate authorities to prosecute every responsible individual.

Statement of New York State Police Acting Superintendent John P. Melville:
In addition to the insecurity brought directly upon victims, identity theft and computer crimes cost consumers, corporations and government millions of dollars every year.  The New York State Police will employ all its expertise and financial and computer crimes resources to investigate and bring to justice anyone who engages in the fraudulent use of stolen personal information.
http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/pr/NYpii-pr.html


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