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How To Apply for Disability in Colorado

Information and Resources about Social Security Disability in the state of Colorado.

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

File for Disability in Colorado

Social Security Disability benefits are provided by the federal organization known as the Social Security Administration (SSA). This means no matter which state an individual lives in, applying for disability benefits is achieved through the same methods. Currently there are three different ways to file a claim for disability benefits.

  • Online: You can apply on the internet at
  • Telephone: You can apply by calling the SSA's toll-free customer service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
  • In-person: You can apply directly at your local Social Security field office.


State Statistics

The information below is related to Social Security Disability in Colorado.

Resident Population 3,383,044
Percentage of Population on SSI 1.4%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 3.3%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $502.55
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,120.19


Appeal Hearings

If an individual applies in the state of Colorado and is denied at the request for reconsideration level, he or she may file an appeal against the decision and will have to attend a court hearing in front of one of the 22 administrative law judges (ALJs) within the state. At the moment, Colorado has only 2 hearing offices where hearings can be held. Colorado's general hearing statistics are very close to the national averages.


Colorado National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 14.5 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 465 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 39% 43%
Cases Denied 38% 37%
Cases Dismissed 23% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Colorado Office of Community Access & Independence is the department responsible for running the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Any disabled citizen can apply for employment assistance to help them prepare for, find, and obtain a job. Keep in mind that the VR will aid the individuals who need the help the most first which means it is important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if one desires the VR's assistance. Find and contact your local VR office by visiting our VR Offices page or call the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation below.

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Administrative Office
1575 Sherman St, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The residents of Colorado can receive assistance with Social Security Disability through the 17 Social Security Field Offices, 1 Disability Determination Service offices and 2 Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review.

If you need assistance during the Social Security Disability application process, please contact your relevant disability office listed below for help.

Colorado Social Security Field Offices

Alamosa Office

602 Del Sol Drive 1-a
Alamosa CO 81101
(719) 589-2953

Aurora Office

14280 E Jewell Ave
Aurora CO 80012

Boulder Office

4949 Pearl East Circle
Boulder CO 80301

Canon City Office

115 N 10th St
Canon City CO 81212
(719) 275-7848

Colorado Springs Office

1049 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs CO 80909

Denver Office

1500 Champa St
Denver CO 80202

Durango Office

103 Sheppard Drive
Durango CO 81303
(970) 247-3128

Ft Collins Office

301 S Howes St
Ft Collins CO 80521
(970) 482-7354

Glenwood Springs Office

201 Fourteenth St
Glenwood Springs CO 81601
(970) 945-8609

Grand Junction Office

825 North Crest Drive
Grand Junction CO 81506

Greeley Office

5400 West 11 St
Greeley CO 80634
(970) 353-2192

La Junta Office

1314 E 3rd St
La Junta CO 81050
(888) 221-0429

Lakewood Office

13151 W Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood CO 80228

Littleton Office

8000 Southpark Ln
Littleton CO 80120

Montrose Office

1805 Pavilion Dr
Montrose CO 81401
(866) 758-1317

Pueblo Office

3769 Parker Blvd
Pueblo CO 81008

Trinidad Office

207 E Main St
Trinidad CO 81082
(719) 846-6556


Colorado Disability Determination Services

Aurora Office of Disability Determination Services

2530 South Parker Road
Aurora CO, 80014-1641
Phone: 303-368-4100

Colorado Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Colorado Springs Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Plaza of the Rockies, North Tower
111 S. Tejon Street, Suite 401
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: (888) 844-8269
Fax: (719) 634-1735
eFile Fax: (877) 389-4219
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

COLORADO: Alamosa, Canon City, Colorado Springs, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, La Junta, Montrose, Pueblo, Trinidad


Denver Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 752
1244 Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204-3584
Telephone: (888) 383-8889
Fax: (303) 844-5817
eFile Fax: (877) 389-4221
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

COLORADO: Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Littleton