Applying for Disability in Iowa
Information, statistics and resources about Social Security Disability in the state of Iowa.
To find your local Social Security field office, Disability Determinations Services office, or an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Iowa, click here.
File for Disability in Iowa
There are three ways to initially apply for Social Security Disability benefits. You can apply online, over the telephone, or in-person.
- Online: You can apply online at ssa.gov.
- Telephone: You can apply 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: You can apply in-person at your local Social Security field office. Find your local office here.
The following information is about Social Security Disability in Iowa.
|Percentage of Population on SSI||1.6%|
|Percentage of Population on SSDI||4.6%|
|Average Monthly SSI Payment||$491.03|
|Average Monthly SSDI Payment||$1,035.62|
Iowa only has one hearing office to serve all the residents within the state. Seven administrative law judges (ALJs) appear at the court to judge disability hearings. Overall Iowa's hearing offices closely resemble the national averages of the rest of the United States.
|Avg. Hearing Wait Time||15.0 Months||14.8 Months|
|Average Processing Time||486 Days||490 Days|
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
An individual who is disabled may want to return or start to work despite the complications of their condition. These individuals may seek assistance with Iowa's Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR). They offer services that help the disabled prepare, seek, secure, and maintain jobs in the work force. One must apply at their local VR office for assistance with the exception of those who are already receiving either SSI or SSDI (they already qualify). To find your local VR office, view our VR Offices page or contact the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services below.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Jessie Parker Building
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0240
1-800-532-1486 Toll Free
Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR
There are 19 Social Security Field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Services and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to help the disabled residents of Iowa.
If you need assistance during the Social Security Disability application process, please contact your relevant disability office listed below for help.
Iowa Social Security Field Offices
2615 University Blvd
3012 Division St
818 N Bella Vista Dr
Cedar Rapids Office
3165 Williams Blvd Sw
226 Fourth Ave South
Council Bluffs Office
20 Arena Way Ste 1
906 E Taylor St
131 W 3rd St
Des Moines Office
455 Sw 5th St Ste F
1635 Associates Dr
Fort Dodge Office
2315 2nd Ave North
Iowa City Office
400 South Clinton
2502 South 2nd Street
Mason City Office
625 Village Grn Dr Sw
2429 Northgate Street
Sioux City Office
3555 Southern Hills Dr
1610 12th Ave Sw
Storm Lake Office
800 Oneida St
3121 Greyhound Drive
Iowa Disability Determination Services
Des Moines Office of Disability Determination Services
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0240
Iowa Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
West Des Moines Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Regency West, Building 1, Suite 300
1501 50th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Telephone: (877) 628-6577
Fax: (515) 223-0371
eFile Fax: (877) 417-4609
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: