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How To Apply for Disability in Alaska

Disability information and resources for the residents of Alaska.

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

File for Disability in Alaska

No matter which state an individual lives in, applying for disability benefits will be the same. There are currently three different ways to file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). A disabled individual can:

  • Online: File online at
  • Telephone: File over the telephone by calling the SSA's toll-free customer service line at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
  • In-person: File in-person at your local Social Security field office. Find your local office here.


State Statistics

The following information is about Social Security Disability in Alaska.

Resident Population 480,911
Percentage of Population on SSI 1.7%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 2.8%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $489.61
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,088.97


Appeal Hearings

Unfortunately Alaska has the lowest approval rate as well as the highest denial rate out of all the states in the United States. There are only 2 administrative law judges (ALJs) who attend hearings in the only hearing office located in Anchorage, Alaska.


Alaska National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 12.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 422 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 23% 43%
Cases Denied 50% 37%
Cases Dismissed 27% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 115516, Juneau, AK 99811-5516
Phone: 907-465-2814 Fax: 907-465-2856

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

There are 4 Social Security Field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Services and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to help the disabled residents of Alaska.

In 2013, a disabled claimant of Alaska would receive either: an average of $1,089 in SSDI benefits per month or an average of $489 in SSI benefits per month.

Please contact one of the offices below if you need assistance in filing for disability, checking your application status, or have any questions regarding the Social Security Disability process.

Alaska Social Security Field Offices

Anchorage Office

222 W 8th Ave
Anchorage AK 99513

Fairbanks Office

101 12th Avenue
Fairbanks AK 99701

Juneau Office

709 W 9 - Pob 21327
Juneau AK 99802
(907) 586-7070

Ketchikan Office

628 Mill Street Rm 503
Ketchikan AK 99901
(907) 225-5200


Alaska Disability Determination Services

Juneau Office of Disability Services

801 W. 10th Street, Suite A
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
Phone: 907-465-2814

Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Anchorage Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 610
188 W Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: (855) 602-5004
Fax: (907) 271-6271
eFile Fax: (877) 714-3607
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

ALASKA: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau