How To Apply for Disability in Montana
Information, statistics, and resources about Social Security Disability benefits within Montana.
To find your local Social Security field office, Disability Determinations Services office, or an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Montana, click here.
File for Disability in Montana
If you wish to file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disability benefits in Montana, you have three options. You can show up to your local Social Security office and speak with a social security officer, you can call the SSA's customer support and file over the phone, or you can apply by yourself by filling out the online application on the SSA's website.
- Apply in-person at your local Social Security field office.
- Apply by calling the SSA's customer service: 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
- Apply online at ssa.gov.
The information below is related to Social Security Disability benefits in Montana.
|Percentage of Population on SSI||1.8%|
|Percentage of Population on SSDI||4.8%|
|Average Monthly SSI Payment||$488.61|
|Average Monthly SSDI Payment||$1,042.27|
Compared to the national average, Montana has a considerably higher number of cases dismissed. A case is dismissed whenever an applicant doesn't show up to court on the day of the scheduled hearing, when an applicant misses a doctors appointment scheduled by the SSA, or when an applicant decides to no longer go through with the application process. Montana only has a single office to hold hearings in as well as 10 administrative law judges (ALJs) to attend the hearings.
|Avg. Hearing Wait Time||13.0 Months||14.8 Months|
|Average Processing Time||448 Days||490 Days|
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The Vocational Rehabilitation Services of Montana provides employment services to disabled individuals to help them obtain and maintain employment. Services include programs such as job placement assistance and work training that are based on the individual’s needs and disabilities. To receive these services, one must apply at their closest VR office to confirm they are truly disabled and need assistance. Find your local VR office by contacting the main Montana Vocational Rehabilitation office below or by checking out our VR Offices page.
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
111 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 4C
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
1 (877) 296-1197 (toll-free consumer line)
(406) 444-2590 (voice/TTY)
(406) 444-3632 (fax)
Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR
There are 9 Social Security Field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Services and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to help the disabled residents of Montana.
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.
Montana Social Security Field Offices
2900 4th Ave N
3205 N 27th Avenue
98 Highway 2 East
Great Falls Office
2008 23rd St. S.
123 5th Ave
10 W 15th St
275 Corporate Dr
700 Sw Higgins Ave
Montana Disability Determination Services
Helena Office of Disability Determination Services
2550 Prospect Drive
Helena, MT 59601
Montana Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Billings Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
2900 Fourth Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101-1266
Telephone: (877) 545-5512
Fax: (406) 247-7555
eFile Fax: (877) 389-4223
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices: