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How To Apply for Disability in Maryland


Applying for Social Security Disability in the state of Maryland is very similar to applying in any other state. This is because the two major disability programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), are federal programs run by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here are the details concerning Social Security Disability in Maryland.

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

File for Disability in Maryland

If a citizen of Maryland is suffering from a disabling condition that prevents them from working, he or she may qualify for disability benefits. There are three ways one can file a claim for benefits:

  • Online: Apply on the internet through
  • Over the telephone: Call the SSA's customer service line at (800) 772-1213.
  • In-person: Apply in-person at a local Social Security field office. Click here for a list of field offices in Maryland.

Applicants may also seek representation through a disability advocate or lawyer who will significantly increase their chances for approval. There are no out-of-pocket costs for using representation throughout the application process.

Chances of Approval at a Hearing

When an applicant is denied benefits at the reconsideration level, he or she may request for a hearing in front of a Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to appeal the decision. The chances of approval during a hearing in Maryland is actually exactly the same as the national average. There are 34 certified ALJs that attend hearings in the 3 hearing offices within Maryland.


Maryland National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 17.3 Months 14.9 Months
Average Processing Time 521 Days 461 Days
Cases Approved 44% 44%
Cases Denied 35% 38%
Cases Dismissed 21% 18%


Maryland State Supplements for SSI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) regulates the maximum amount of federal benefits a recipient can potentially receive from Supplemental Security Income (SSI). As of 2015, the maximum is $733 per month for a non-married recipient. Although depending on the state, a recipient may qualify for additional state supplemental benefits with their SSI benefits. The amount an individual would receive depends on his or her current living arrangement. To find out how much you could receive given your living situation, contact Maryland's Department of Disabilities.

Maryland’s Department of Disabilities

217 E. Redwood Street, Suite 1300
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Voice 410-767-3660
Toll Free ⁄ TTY ⁄ Voice 1-800-637-4113


State Statistics

The state annual report of 2013 was the last report released by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The report contains data about Social Security Disability in each state such as approval ratings and population counts. Below are statistics about Maryland from the 2013 state annual report.


Resident Population 3,789,311
Percentage of Population on SSI 2.0%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 3.7%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $532.05
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,135.95


Maryland Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Maryland offers services to those who are struggling with a disability that prevents them from working and achieving substantial gainful activity (SGA) through its Vocational Rehabilitation offices. These services help people with disabilities find and keep employment in the labor force. If someone is already receiving benefits through SSI or SSDI, they will automatically be eligible for VR services. To find your local VR office for assistance, view our Maryland VR Offices page or contact the administrative office listed below.

Maryland Office of Field Services HQ

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore MD 21218
Phone: 410-554-9442/888-554-0334
Fax: 410-554-9412
TTY or VP: 443-798-2840 VP

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

There are 23 Social Security Field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Services and 2 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to help the disabled residents of Maryland.

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

Maryland Social Security Field Offices

Abingdon Office

3435a Box Hill Corp Center Drive
Abingdon MD 21009

Annapolis Office

180 Adm Cochrane Dr
Annapolis MD 21401
(410) 897-9217

Baltimore Office

1010 Park Ave
Baltimore MD 21201

Baltimore Office

2401 Bel Air Rd #106
Baltimore MD 21213

Baltimore Office

711 West 40th Street Baltimore MD 21211

Baltimore Office

6722 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore MD 21215

Baltimore Office

6820 Hospital Dr
Baltimore MD 21237

Baltimore Office

3431 Benson Ave
Baltimore MD 21227

Cambridge Office

828 Airpax Road
Cambridge MD 21613
(410) 228-8811

Columbia Office

8865 Stanford Blvd
Columbia MD 21045

Cumberland Office

1 Frederick St
Cumberland MD 21502
(301) 722-4934

Elkton Office

101 Chesapeake Blvd
Elkton MD 21921
(866) 331-2218

Frederick Office

10 N Jefferson Street
Frederick MD 21701
(866) 331-7089

Glen Burnie Office

337 Hospital Dr
Glen Burnie MD 21061

Hagerstown Office

1258 Maryland Avenue
Hagerstown MD 21740
(866) 331-7125

Owings Mills Office

5 Park Center Court
Owings Mills MD 21117

Rockville Office

315 N Washington St
Rockville MD 20850

Salisbury Office

2414 Northgate Dr
Salisbury MD 21801
(410) 749-2101

Seabrook Office

7401c Forbes Blvd
Seabrook MD 20706

Silver Spring Office

11006 Veirs Mill Road
Silver Spring MD 20902

Suitland Office

6110 Allentown Road
Suitland MD 20746

Towson Office

28 Allegheny Ave
Towson MD 21204

Westminster Office

125 Airport Drive
Westminster MD 21157

Maryland Office of Disability Determination Services

Disability Determination Services

PO Box 6338
Timonium, MD 21094-6338
Phone: 410-308-4360

Maryland Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

The Symphony Center, Room 300
1010 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201-5600
Telephone: (866) 613-3960
Fax: (410) 962-6999
eFile Fax: (877) 548-8804
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MARYLAND: Abingdon, Annapolis, Baltimore (Downtown), Baltimore (Glen Burnie), Baltimore (North), Baltimore (Northeast), Baltimore (Reisterstown), Baltimore (Rossville), Baltimore (West), Columbia, Frederick, Owings Mills, Towson, Westminster

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Baltimore NCAC East
WOC (Woodlawn Office Complex) Building
1718 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
Telephone: (410) 597-1995
Fax: (410) 966-9953
Office Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Rolling Road Commerce Center
2709 Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
Telephone: (877) 711-5019
Fax: (877) 661-9850
eFile Fax: (410) 965-7462