Arizona Social Security Disability

Approximately 3.6 percent of the nearly four million residents who live in Arizona receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Thousands more will apply for Arizona Social Security Disability benefits this year. The problem is, the majority of these applicants will be denied during the initial stage of the application process, which takes Arizona Social Security Disability applicants about three to six months to complete. In fact, in the State of Arizona, about 60 percent of initial disability claims are denied by the SSA.

In order for most Social Security Disability applicants to obtain disability benefits, they must obtain a hearing before an administrative law judge. Depending on the area of Arizona that you live in, it can take anywhere from 461 to 476 days to be scheduled for a disability hearing.

The SSA office in charge of scheduling disability hearings is the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The area of Arizona that you live in determines which ODAR office handles your case and how long you will have to wait before your disability hearing is scheduled. The ODAR offices that handle the hearings for Arizona Social Security Disability applicants are as follows:

Phoenix, AZ ODAR

3737 North 7th Street
Siete Square, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85014
Telephone: (602) 640-2700
Fax: (602) 640-2165

It takes this office an average of 476 days to schedule a disability hearing and is responsible for scheduling the disability hearings for the following Social Security field offices:

  • Apache Junction, AZ
  • Chinle, AZ
  • Colorado River Basin, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Phoenix Downtown, AZ
  • Show Low, AZ
  • Tuba City, AZ

Phoenix (North), AZ ODAR

18444 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85023
Telephone: (877) 784-3690
Fax: (602) 863-1024

The North Phoenix ODAR office is responsible for scheduling the disability hearings for the offices in:

  • Glendale, AZ
  • Phoenix North, AZ
  • Prescott, AZ

The average processing time for this ODAR office is eleven months.

Tucson, AZ ODAR

Rio Nuevo Professional Plaza, Suite 265
201 N. Bonita Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85745
Telephone: (520) 670-5840
Fax: (520) 670-6909

The Tucson office takes an average of 461 days to schedule a disability hearing and manages the disability hearings for the Social Security field offices located in:

  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • Douglas, AZ
  • Globe, AZ
  • Nogales, AZ
  • Safford, AZ
  • Sells, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Tucson (South), AZ
  • Yuma, AZ

Disability Determination Services (DDS): Arizona

If you have yet to file for disability, you should do so as soon as you believe you qualify for disability benefits. Once your application has been submitted either online or in person at your local office, it will be reviewed by one of the DDS’s in AZ listed below. The DDS will make its decision based on the vocational factors and medical evidence you submitted.

4000 North Central Avenue
Suite 1800
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone: 602-771-7100

5441 East 22nd Street
Suite 135
Tucson, Arizona 85711
Telephone: 520-790-2580