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Useful Contact Information for Illinois Social Security Disability Applicants

November 25th, 2012


Below you’ll find other contact information that could be helpful if you’re planning on filing for disability in Kankakee County, Illinois.

Illinois Social Security Administration (SSA) Office Locations

There are 48 SSA offices in Illinois, including one in Joliet and several in Chicago. You can find the closest SSA office to you by using the SSA’s office locator. Although you can apply for disability at an SSA office, you can also do so via telephone at 1-800-772-1213, or online at (note: you can’t apply for SSI online.)

Illinois Disability Determination Services (DDS)

Your Illinois disability claim will be handled by a claims examiner at the Illinois Bureau of Disability Determination Services, usually known as DDS. You will receive your claims examiner’s contact information in writing sometime after you apply for disability. The contact information for Illinois DDS is:

100 North First Street
P.O. Box 19250
Springfield, IL 62794
Ph: 1-800-225-3607

Illinois ODAR Offices

If your Illinois disability claim is denied at the initial and reconsideration levels, you’ll then be scheduled for an administrative hearing. Your Illinois disability hearing will take place at one of the SSA’s Office of Disability Adjudication & Review (ODAR) locations. There are Illinois ODAR locations in Chicago, Oak Brook, Peoria, Evanston, and Orland Park. Although the wait for a disability hearing is often long, you will be notified of the date, time, and location of your administrative hearing as soon as it is scheduled. You can find contact information for the various Illinois ODAR offices on the SSA’s ODAR office locator.

Most often, the best resource for Illinois Social Security disability applicants is a compassionate Kankakee County Social Security lawyer. If you need help with your Illinois disability claim, contact Kankakee County disability lawyer Marshall W. Conick. Marshall Conick is an experienced Illinois Social Security disability attorney and offers no-obligation consultations. Click here or call (630) 953-9055 to schedule your free disability consultation today.