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How To Apply for Disability in Arkansas

Information and resources about Social Security Disability in Arkansas.

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

File for Disability in Arkansas

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits is typically the same in every state due to the fact that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). There are three ways to initially apply for disability benefits. You can apply:

  • online at
  • over the telephone by calling the SSA's customer service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
  • directly at your local Social Security field office. Find your local office here.


State Statistics

The information below is about Social Security Disability in Arkansas.

Resident Population 1,795,087
Percentage of Population on SSI 3.8%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 8.4%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $504.94
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,042.98


Appeal Hearings

If an applicant in Arkansas is denied at the request for reconsideration level, he or she can appeal the decision and attend a hearing at one of Arkansas' 2 hearing offices. The appeals hearing will be heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) and as of 2016, Arkansas has 20 ALJs throughout the state. Currently Arkansas has the lowest average hearing wait time than any other state within the United States.


Arkansas National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 9.8 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 380 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 44% 43%
Cases Denied 41% 37%
Cases Dismissed 15% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Arkansas' Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) assists the disabled residents who want help prepare, find, obtain and maintain a job in the work force. Individuals are required to apply for VR services unless they are already receiving one of the two disability programs, SSI or SSDI. People have to apply because the VR offices want to guarantee they are providing services to those who are truly disabled and need help. Find your local VR office by contacting the main Arkansas VR office below or by visiting our VR Offices page.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division (Main Office)

525 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 296-1600

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The Social Security Administration serves the disabled residents of Arkansas with 18 Social Security Field Offices, 1 Disability Determination Service offices and 2 Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review.

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.

Arkansas Social Security Field Offices

Batesville Office

151 Dry Kiln Rd
Batesville AR 72501
(870) 793-3488

Blytheville Office

1403 S Division St
Blytheville AR 72315
(870) 763-4976

Camden Office

435 W Washington St
Camden AR 71701
(870) 836-4366

Conway Office

2475 Christina Ln
Conway AR 72034
(501) 327-5761

El Dorado Office

2600 W Hillsboro
El Dorado AR 71730
(866) 526-9254

Fayetteville Office

2153 E. Joyce Blvd.
Fayetteville AR 72703
(479) 521-3435

Forrest City Office

200 N Forrest St
Forrest City AR 72335
(870) 633-3018

Ft Smith Office

4933 Old Greenwood Rd
Ft Smith AR 72903
(866) 931-8374

Harrison Office

131 W Industrial Pk Rd
Harrison AR 72601

Hot Springs Office

112 Corporate Terrace
Hot Springs AR 71913
(501) 525-6927

Jonesboro Office

2608 Fair Park Blvd
Jonesboro AR 72401
(870) 972-4620

Little Rock Office

700 W Capitol Street
Little Rock AR 72201
(866) 593-0933

Mountain Home Office

955 Wallace Knob Rd
Mountain Home AR 72653
(870) 424-3113

Pine Bluff Office

3511 Market Street
Pine Bluff AR 71601
(866) 563-9693

Russellville Office

2708 E Parkway Drive
Russellville AR 72802
(479) 968-2762

Searcy Office

701 Airport Loop
Searcy AR 72143
(501) 268-5305

Sherwood Office

3608 East Kiehl Ave
Sherwood AR 72120

West Memphis Office

202b Shopping Way Blvd
West Memphis AR 72301
(870) 735-7772


Arkansas Disability Determination Services

Little Rock Office of Disability Determination Services

701 Pulaski Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-303

Arkansas Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Fort Smith Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Central Mall, Suite 475
5111 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903-2034
Telephone: (877) 348-7549
Fax: (479) 452-5415
eFile Fax: (877) 559-1921
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

ARKANSAS: Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Mountain Home, Russellville


Little Rock Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

2405 Federal Office Building
700 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (866) 592-2549
Fax: (501) 324-7137
eFile Fax: (877) 559-1933
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

ARKANSAS: Batesville, Blytheville, Camden, Conway, Forrest City, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Searcy, Sherwood