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How To Apply for Disability in Alabama


Many Americans are struggling with a disabling condition that can impair their quality of life and their ability to perform work. These individuals may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits through one of the two disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The application process for these programs are almost identical throughout the country but, some states do have minor differences. This article covers information and resources regarding Social Security Disability in Alabama.

To find your local Social Security field office, Disability Determinations Services office, or an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Alabama, click here.

Appeal Hearings in Alabama

Out of all the hearing offices in Alabama, the Mobile hearing office has the highest approval rate. There are 56 Administrative Law Judges who attend hearings throughout the 4 offices in the state. The overall approval rates and waiting times of Alabama's hearing offices closely resemble the national averages.


Alabama National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 15.1 Months 14.9 Months
Average Processing Time 480 Days 461 Days
Cases Approved 45% 44%
Cases Denied 36% 38%
Cases Dismissed 18% 18%


Alabama State Supplements for SSI

The maximum amount of disability benefits a recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently $733 per month. However, most states give recipients of SSI an additional benefit known as a state supplemental benefit. These benefits are available to help individuals pay for the additional cost of living in a particular state. The amount of additional benefits one could receive depends on his or her present living arrangement. A non-married recipient living in independent home-life care can receive an additional $56-60 per month while a non-married recipient living in a CP Treatment Center can receive an additional $196 per month.


State Statistics

Every state is different when it comes to population and demographics. Below is information from the Social Security Administration's state annual report of 2013. This information will be updated once the 2014 state annual report is released.


Resident Population 3,001,075
Percentage of Population on SSI 3.7%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 8.5%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $497.86
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,076.78


Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Certain physical and mental disabilities can make it difficult to function and focus, if at all, in a work environment. The Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) of Alabama offers assistance to these individuals to help them find and keep employment in the work force. Anyone receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) already qualify for VR services. To find your local Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, visit our Alabama VR Offices page or contact the administrative office below.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-293-7500
Toll-free number: 800-441-7607
Fax: 334-293-7383

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The residents of Alabama can receive assistance with Social Security Disability through the 22 Social Security Field Offices, 2 Disability Determination Service offices and 3 Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review.

If you have any questions regarding the Social Security Disability application process or want to know the status of your application, please contact your relevant office below.

Alabama Social Security Field Offices

Albertville Office

412 Martling Road
Albertville AL 35951

Alexander City Office

63 Aliant Parkway
Alexander City AL 35010

Andalusia Office

24467 Alabama Hwy 55
Andalusia AL 36420

Anniston Office

801 Quintard Ave
Anniston AL 36201

Bessemer Office

5475 Academy Way
Bessemer AL 35022

Birmingham Office

1972 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham AL 35235

Birmingham Office

1200 Rev Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham AL 35285

Cullman Office

1908 Commerce Ave Nw
Cullman AL 35055
(877) 803-6323

Decatur Office

717 Mcglathery Ln
Se Decatur AL 35601
(256) 340-9751

Dothan Office

1778 Whatley Drive
Dothan AL 36303
(334) 671-9346

Fairhope Office

101 Courthouse Drive
Fairhope AL 36532
(251) 928-2504

Florence Office

203 South Walnut St
Florence AL 35630

Gadsden Office

204 Enterprise Drive
Gadsden AL 35904
(256) 538-7883

Huntsville Office

4970 Nw Research Drive
Huntsville AL 35805

Jackson Office

4249 N College Ave
Jackson AL 36545
(251) 246-6018

Jasper Office

501 The Mall Way
Jasper AL 35504
(205) 221-6463

Mobile Office

550 Government St
Mobile AL 36602
(866) 593-1922

Montgomery Office

4344 Carmichael Rd
Montgomery AL 36106
(866) 593-0914

Opelika Office

1800 Corporate Dr
Opelika AL 36801

Selma Office

120 Executive Park Ln
Selma AL 36701
(334) 875-0587

Talladega Office

736 North Street East
Talladega AL 35160
(256) 362-4181

Tuscaloosa Office

1118 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa AL 35401
(205) 349-4863


Alabama Disability Determination Services

Mobile Office of Disability Determination Services

P.O. Box 2371
Mobile, Alabama 36615
Phone: 251-433-2820

Birmingham Office of Disability Determination Services

PO Box 830300
Birmingham, AL 35283-030
Phone: 205-989-2100

Alabama Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Birmingham Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

1st Floor
1200 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35285
Telephone: (866) 613-2863
Fax: (205) 801-2983
eFile Fax: (877) 670-6787
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

ALABAMA: Albertville, Bessemer, Birmingham (Downtown), Birmingham (East), Gadsden, Jasper, Talladega, Tuscaloosa


Florence Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Walnut Street Executive Center
204 South Walnut Street, Suite D
Florence, AL 35630
Telephone: (866) 964-9978
Fax: (256) 764-6278
eFile Fax: (877) 871-1886
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

ALABAMA: Cullman, Florence, Huntsville


Mobile Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 200
550 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Telephone: (866) 563-4698
Fax: (251) 441-5993
eFile Fax: (877) 871-2433
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

ALABAMA: Andalusia, Dothan, Fairhope, Jackson, Mobile and FLORIDA: Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola


Montgomery Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 200
4344 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
Telephone: (866) 931-9032
Fax: (334) 213-3696
eFile Fax: (877) 871-3055
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

ALABAMA: Alexander City, Anniston, Montgomery, Opelika, Selma