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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


State Statistics

The information below is related to Social Security Disability benefits in Montana.

Resident Population 626,416
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


Appeal Hearings

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.


Montana National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 13.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 448 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 41% 43%
Cases Denied 35% 37%
Cases Dismissed 24% 19%


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

Billings Office

2900 4th Ave N
Billings MT 59101
(800) 453-0524

Bozeman Office

3205 N 27th Avenue
Bozeman MT 59718
(406) 586-4501

Butte Office

2201 Harrison
Butte MT 59701
(406) 723-8246

Glasgow Office

98 Highway 2 East
Glasgow MT 59230

Great Falls Office

2008 23rd St. S.
Great Falls MT 59405
(406) 761-0661

Havre Office

123 5th Ave
Havre MT 59501

Helena Office

10 W 15th St
Helena MT 59626
(866) 563-9496

Kalispell Office

275 Corporate Dr
Kalispell MT 59901
(406) 755-1015

Missoula Office

700 Sw Higgins Ave
Missoula MT 59803
(866) 931-9029


Montana Disability Determination Services

Helena Office of Disability Determination Services

2550 Prospect Drive
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-444-3054

Montana Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Billings Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 500
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:

IDAHO: Idaho Falls, Pocatello and MONTANA: Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Glasgow, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula