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How To Apply for Disability in Nebraska

Disability information and resources for applicants filing in Nebraska.

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

File for Disability in Nebraska

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits in Nebraska is the same as in any other state. An individual looking to apply has three separate options to file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

  • Online: File online at the SSA's official website.
  • Telephone: File over the telephone by calling the SSA's customer service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
  • In-person: File in-person at the closest Social Security field office.


State Statistics

The following information is about Social Security Disability in Nebraska.

Resident Population 1,140,160
Percentage of Population on SSI 1.5%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 4.0%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $488.14
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,036.92


Appeal Hearings

Nebraska has one of the highest approval rates out of all the states in the nation. The state has one office and 7 administrative law judges (ALJs) to take care of all the disability hearings.


Nebraska National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 14.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 469 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 58% 43%
Cases Denied 23% 37%
Cases Dismissed 18% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Services is a federal-state program that helps people with disabling conditions obtain and maintain work. Any impaired individual who would like assistance may apply for VR services at their local VR office. Find your local VR office here or contact the department below.

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation

Department of Education,
State of Nebraska
Address: P.O. Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68509
Telephone: 402-471-3644
Toll Free:877-637-3422 or 877-NE-REHAB
FAX: 402-471-0788

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

In the state of Nebraska, there are 6 Social Security Field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Services and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to provide assistance to the residents with their Social Security needs.

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.

Nebraska Social Security Field Offices

Grand Island Office

115 N Webb Rd
Grand Island NE 68803
(308) 385-6440

Lincoln Office

100 Centennial Mall N
Lincoln NE 68508
(866) 593-2880

Norfolk Office

605 Iron Horse Dr
Norfolk NE 68701
(402) 371-1595

North Platte Office

300 E 3rd St Rm 204
North Platte NE 69101
(308) 532-9502

Omaha Office

604 N 109th Ct
Omaha NE 68154

Scottsbluff Office

415 Valley View Dr
Scottsbluff NE 69361
(308) 635-2158


Nebraska Disability Determination Services

Lincoln Office of Disability Determination Services

P.O. Box 82530
Lincoln, NE 68501-2530
Phone: 800-331-5616

Nebraska Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Omaha Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Exec Center
1000 N 90th Street, Suite 500
Omaha, NE 68114
Telephone: (888) 881-4633
Fax: (402) 398-1557
eFile Fax: (877) 389-4218
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

IOWA: Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Sioux City and NEBRASKA: Lincoln, Norfolk, Omaha