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How To Apply for Disability in North Dakota

Disability resources and information for the residents living in the state of North Dakota.

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

File for Disability in North Dakota

No matter where someone is located within the United States, filing a claim in any state for Social Security Disability benefits is going to be the same. An individual wanting to apply for benefits can file through the Social Security Administration (SSA) in a couple ways. You can apply:

  • online at,
  • by contacting the SSA's toll-free customer service line- 1-800-772-1213,
  • or by visting your local Social Security field office.


State Statistics

Below is information about Social Security Disability in the state of North Dakota.

Resident Population 457,890
Percentage of Population on SSI 1.2%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 3.4%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $461.87
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,006.96


Appeal Hearings

North Dakota has approval and denial rates that closely match the national averages. However, North Dakota does excel in average hearing wait time as well as average processing time. So a citizen of North Dakota can expect to get through the application process a bit faster than normal.


North Dakota National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 12.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 395 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 42% 43%
Cases Denied 40% 37%
Cases Dismissed 18% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Finding a job and sustaining work can be difficult for people who are suffering from disabilities. These individuals who are living in North Dakota can seek help at a Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) office. Here the VR can assist someone with a disabling condition prepare for and secure a job that best suits them.

To receive assistance, you must apply for services at your nearby VR office. Find your local office by viewing our VR Offices page or by calling the North Dakota VR division below.

North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

1237 West Divide Avenue Suite #1B
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501-1208
Phone: 701-328-8950
Toll Free: 1-800-755-2745
Fax: 701-328-8969

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The following is a list of the Social Security offices that serve the disabled residents of North Dakota. Please contact these offices if you have any questions regarding the Social Security application process.

If you are applying benefits or have filed for disability already and need assistance for any reason, please contact your closest office below.

North Dakota Social Security Field Offices

Bismarck Office

1680 E Capitol Ave
Bismarck ND 58501
(701) 250-4200

Devils Lake Office

221 2nd St Nw Ste 1
Devils Lake ND 58301
(701) 662-6290

Fargo Office

657 N 2 Ave
Fargo ND 58102
(877) 335-4114

Grand Forks Office

402 Demers Ave
Grand Forks ND 58201
(701) 772-5518

Jamestown Office

300 2nd Ave Ne Ste 134
Jamestown ND 58401
(701) 252-6024

Minot Office

100 1st St Sw
Minot ND 58701
(701) 852-0604

Williston Office

1137 2nd Ave West
Williston ND 58801
(701) 572-0682


North Dakota Disability Determination Services

Bismarck Office of Disability Determination Services

1237 West Divide, Suite 4
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-328-8700

North Dakota Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Fargo Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 150
655 First Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102-4971
Telephone: (877) 319-3073
Fax: (701) 239-5491
eFile Fax: (877) 389-4225
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MINNESOTA: Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Fergus Falls, Marshall and NORTH DAKOTA: Bismarck, Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Williston