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How To Apply for Disability in Mississippi

If you are currently living in the state of Mississippi and have one or more disabilities that prevents you from working, you may qualify for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both programs are disability benefit programs offered by the government agency known as the Social Security Administration (SSA). Every state follows similar procedures throughout the application process but there can be small variations. Below are resources and information related to Social Security Disability in Mississippi.

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

Appeal Hearings in Mississippi

Mississippi is home to 34 Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) who attend hearings within Mississippi's 3 hearing offices. You have a lower chance of approval at a hearing in Mississippi than in several other states. The statistics below are about the hearing offices of Mississippi.


Mississippi National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 15.7 Months 14.9 Months
Average Processing Time 485 Days 461 Days
Cases Approved 41% 44%
Cases Denied 43% 38%
Cases Dismissed 16% 18%


Mississippi State Supplements for SSI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) restricts the max amount of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits a recipient can receive to $733 per month. In most other states, residents who are receiving SSI may also receive a state supplemental benefit from the state government. However, Mississippi is one of the few states that does not offer a state supplemental benefit for its residents.


State Statistics

The Social Security Administration (SSA) gathers and collects data from all 50 states to create state annual reports, which are released in December and contain information about the previous year. The information below is from the state annual report of 2013 concerning Mississippi.


Resident Population 1,837,475
Percentage of Population on SSI 4.2%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 7.9%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $491.31
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,032.62


Mississippi Vocational Rehabilitation Services

People with disabilities may struggle when trying to attempt to go back to work. Fortunately for the citizens of Mississippi, the Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) provides assistance to disabled individuals by helping them obtain and retain a job in the work force. The VR office also offers services such as career counseling and job training. Anyone who is already receiving benefits from one of the two major disability programs qualifies for VR services. To find your local VR office, visit our Mississippi VR Offices page or contact the department below.

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

1281 Highway 51
Madison, MS 39110
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: 800.443.1000

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The Social Security Administration serves the disabled residents of Mississippi with 23 Social Security Field Offices, 1 Disability Determination Service offices and 3 Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review.

If you have any questions regarding the Social Security Disability application process or want to know the status of your application, please contact your relevant office below.

Mississippi Social Security Field Offices

Brookhaven Office

1392 Johnny Johnson Dr
Brookhaven MS 39601
(601) 833-3951

Clarksdale Office

236 Sharkey Ave
Clarksdale MS 38614
(866) 931-7670

Cleveland Office

407 Industrial Parkway
Cleveland MS 38732
(662) 846-6664

Columbus Office

3577 Bluecutt Road
Columbus MS 39705
(662) 328-5112

Corinth Office

1050 S. Harper Rd
Corinth MS 38834
(662) 287-9922

Forest Office

558 Deer Field Drive
Forest MS 39074
(601) 469-1177

Greenville Office

305 Main Street
Greenville MS 38701
(866) 602-8776

Greenwood Office

604 Yalobusha St
Greenwood MS 38930
(866) 331-2209

Grenada Office

1301 Sunset Drive
Grenada MS 38901
(866) 593-8523

Gulfport Office

9394 Three Rivers Road
Gulfport MS 39503

Hattiesburg Office

1911 Broadway Drive
Hattiesburg MS 39402
(866) 331-2186

Jackson Office

100 W Capitol Street
Jackson MS 39269
(866) 331-8135

Kosciusko Office

80 Veteran Memorial Dr
Kosciusko MS 39090
(662) 289-4911

Laurel Office

446 N 6th Ave
Laurel MS 39440
(866) 964-4927

Mc Comb Office

211 Gay Street Mc
Comb MS 39648
(601) 684-4831

Meridian Office

4817 North Park Dr
Meridian MS 39305
(601) 693-5010

Moss Point Office

6000 Hwy 63
Moss Point MS 39563

Natchez Office

110 Lower Woodville Rd
Natchez MS 39120
(601) 442-3724

Olive Branch Office

8760 Mid South Dr
Olive Branch MS 38654
(866) 739-4771

Philadelphia Office

100 Pilot St
Philadelphia MS 39350
(877) 531-4681

Starkville Office

1089c Stark Rd
Starkville MS 39759
(662) 323-9211

Tupelo Office

199 Saddle Creek Drive
Tupelo MS 38801
(662) 842-6582

Vicksburg Office

4155 Clay Street
Vicksburg MS 39183
(866) 964-0996


Mississippi Disability Determination Services

Madison Office of Disability Determination Services

1281 Highway 51 North
Madison, MS 39110
Phone: 800-962-2230

Mississippi Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Hattiesburg Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

1901 Broadway Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Telephone: (866) 348-5831
Fax: (601) 264-7702
eFile Fax: (877) 372-8804
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MISSISSIPPI: Brookhaven, Forest, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Laurel, McComb, Meridian, Moss Point, Natchez, Philadelphia


Jackson Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

McCoy Federal Building, Suite 401
100 West Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39269
Telephone: (888) 385-8499
Fax: (601) 965-5267
eFile Fax: (877) 435-0330
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MISSISSIPPI: Cleveland, Greenville, Greenwood, Jackson, Kosciusko, Vicksburg


Tupelo Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 3A
1150 South Green Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
Telephone: (866) 275-9405
Fax: (662) 842-0423
eFile Fax: (877) 470-5097
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MISSISSIPPI: Clarksdale, Columbus, Corinth, Grenada, Starkville, Tupelo