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How To Apply for Disability in Hawaii

Resources and information regarding Hawaii's Social Security Disability process.

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

File for Disability in Hawaii

There are three ways to initially apply for Social Security Disability benefits. An individual can apply online, over the telephone, or in-person.

  • Online: Apply on the SSA's website
  • Telephone: Apply over the phone by calling the SSA's customer service line at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
  • In-person: Apply in-person at the closest Social Security field office.


State Statistics

The following information is about Social Security Disability in Hawaii.

Resident Population 877,231
Percentage of Population on SSI 1.8%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 2.9%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $544.52
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,121.19


Appeal Hearings

Hawaii has one of the highest approval ratings among all the states in the nation with only one hearing office and 4 administrative law judges (ALJs) to serve its citizens. Hawaii also has much shorter waiting times and processing times than most states as well.


Hawaii National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 13.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 421 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 63% 43%
Cases Denied 23% 37%
Cases Dismissed 14% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

If you are disabled and need help with finding and securing a suitable job for yourself, you can contact Hawaii's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) for assistance. The VR division of Hawaii is run by the state's Department of Human Services. Find your local VR office in Hawaii here or by contacting the Department listed below.

Hawaii Department of Human Services

Director’s Office
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 339, Honolulu, HI 96809-0339
Street Address: 1390 Miller Street, Room 209, Honolulu, HI 96813
Public Assistance Information Line: 855-643-1643
FAX: 808-586-4890

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

There are 5 Social Security Field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Services and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to help the disabled residents of Hawaii.

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

Hawaii Social Security Field Offices

Hilo Office

111 E Puainako St
Hilo HI 96720

Honolulu Office

300 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu HI 96850

Kapolei Office

970 Manawai Street
Kapolei HI 96707

Lihue Office

4334 Rice Street
Lihue HI 96766

Wailuku Office

2200 Main Street
Wailuku HI 96793


Hawaii Disability Determination Services

Honolulu Office Of Disability Determination Services

Ste 212, 919 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814-4920
Phone: 808-973-2244

Hawaii Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Honolulu Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Room 3-303
300 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96850
Telephone: (855) 601-2479
Fax: (808) 541-3536
eFile Fax: (877) 394-9246
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

AMERICAN SAMOA: Pago Pago, Saipan; GUAM: Dededo and HAWAII: Hilo, Honolulu, Kapolei, Lihue (Kauai), Wailuku (Maui)