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How To Apply for Disability in Virginia


The two major disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), are federal programs offered by the United States Government. The Social Security Administration, also known as the SSA, is the federal agency responsible for managing these two programs as well as other programs such as Social Security Retirement. Even though the programs are federal, some states slightly deviate away from the norm and implement their own similar procedures for the application process. Below is information regarding Social Security Disability in Virginia.

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


Appeal Hearings in Virginia

There are 5 offices and 50 Administrative Law Judges to serve the people of Virginia with disability appeal hearings. Virginia does not range well among the national averages. Applicants have a higher chance of denial and generally have to wait longer for a hearing date. This means it is very important that an application is filled out properly the first time to prevent a denial. An applicant can significant increase his or her chances for approval with the help of representation.


Virginia National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 16.0 Months 14.9 Months
Average Processing Time 485 Days 461 Days
Cases Approved 39% 44%
Cases Denied 43% 38%
Cases Dismissed 18% 18%


Virginia State Supplements for SSI

As of 2015, claimants of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can only receive a maximum $733 per month from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Most states also provide claimants who qualify with an additional state supplemental benefit to compensate for the cost of living in that state.

In Virginia, the state supplemental benefit is known as a auxiliary grant. The auxiliary grant program is only for claimants living in a assisted living facility licensed by the Virginia Social Services Department or in a adult foster care home approved by the local department of social services. To learn more, contact the Virginia Department of Social Services:

Virginia Department of Social Services

Division of Finance
7 N. Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(800) 726-7252


State Statistics

The statistics below are from the Social Security Administration's state annual report of 2013. The SSA releases these reports once a year during December and the reports contain useful information such as population statistics and approval rates. The information below will be updated once a new report is available.


Resident Population 5,290,489
Percentage of Population on SSI 1.9%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 4.3%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $500.41
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,099.09


Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Typically for an applicant to qualify for disability benefits, he or she has to have a disabling condition that prevents them from working. Many of these applicants who are approved may want to attempt to go back to work again despite their condition. These particular individuals can receive assistance from their local Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) office. The VR offers services that help people with disabilities seek out employment and then retain it. To find your local VR office, visit our VR Offices in Virginia or contact the administrative office for Virginia below.

Virginia DARS Central Office

8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229
Phone: (804) 662-7000
Fax: (804) 662-9532

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The residents of Virginia can receive assistance with Social Security Disability through the 31 Social Security Field Offices, 5 Disability Determination Service offices and 4 Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review.

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

Virginia Social Security Field Offices

Accomac Office

22581 Center Pkwy
Accomac VA 23301
(866) 964-1019

Alexandria Office

6295 Edsall Road
Alexandria VA 22312

Arlington Office

1401 Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA 22209

Bristol Office

2484 Lee Highway
Bristol VA 24202
(276) 466-2231

Charlottesville Office

1470 Pantops Mtn Place
Charlottesville VA 22911
(866) 613-3959

Covington Office

1010 S Craig Avenue
Covington VA 24426
(540) 962-4941

Culpeper Office

1014 S Main St
Culpeper VA 22701
(877) 531-4694

Danville Office

875 Piney Forest Road
Danville VA 24540
(866) 331-5398

Fairfax Office

11212 Waples Mill Rd
Fairfax VA 22030

Farmville Office

324 Commerce Road
Farmville VA 23901
(434) 392-8121

Fredericksburg Office

9915 Jeff Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg VA 22407

Hampton Office

1521 Hardy Cash Dr
Hampton VA 23666
(866) 592-2669

Harrisonburg Office

351 N Mason St
Harrisonburg VA 22802

Lynchburg Office

7618 Timberlake Rd
Lynchburg VA 24502
(866) 964-6142

Manassas Office

9500 Center Street
Manassas VA 20110

Martinsville Office

320 W Commonwealth Blv
Martinsville VA 24112
(276) 632-6446

Midlothian Office

13551 Waterford Place
Midlothian VA 23112

Newport News Office

11706 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News VA 23606
(757) 873-3914

Norfolk Office

5850 Lake Herbert Dr
Norfolk VA 23502
(866) 858-6089

Petersburg Office

100 Poplar Drive
Petersburg VA 23805
(877) 803-6322

Portsmouth Office

3305 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth VA 23701
(866) 593-8851

Richmond Office

1834 West Cary Street
Richmond VA 23220

Sandston Office

245 East Williamsburg Rd
Sandston VA 23150

Roanoke Office

612 S Jefferson Street
Roanoke VA 24011
(866) 701-8179

South Boston Office

2049 Hamilton Blvd
South Boston VA 24592
(888) 327-1407

Staunton Office

1600 N Coalter St
Staunton VA 24401
(540) 885-8959

Suffolk Office

502 Hillpoint Blvd
Suffolk VA 23434
(757) 934-0532

Virginia Beach Office

2875 Sabre St
Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 498-8726

Winchester Office

12 Ricketts Drive
Winchester VA 22601
(866) 365-3035

Wise Office

253 Ridgeview Road Sw
Wise VA 24293
(276) 679-7633

Wytheville Office

1480 East Main Street
Wytheville VA 24382
(276) 228-4699

Virginia Office of Disability Determination Services

Disability Determination Services

Administrative Office:
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23229-5019
Phone: 804-662-7617

Disability Determination Services

Southwest Regional Office:
612 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 300
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: 540-857-7748

Disability Determination Services

Northern Regional Office:
11150 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030-5066
Phone: 703-934-7400

Disability Determination Services

Tidewater Regional Office
5850 Lake Herbert Dr., Suite 200
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-466-4300

Disability Determination Services

Central Regional Office:
9960 Mayland Dr., Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: 804-367-4700

Virginia Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

2nd Floor
1470 Pantops Mountain Place
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Telephone: (866) 613-2969
Fax: (434) 295-4515
eFile Fax: (877) 390-2321
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

MARYLAND: Cumberland and VIRGINIA: Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Farmville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Martinsville, South Boston, Staunton and WEST VIRGINIA: Petersburg

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

3rd Floor
5850 Lake Herbert Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
Telephone: (866) 931-9167
Fax: (757) 459-6733
eFile Fax: (877) 871-1879
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

MARYLAND: Charlotte Hall, Salisbury and VIRGINIA: Accomac, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

4th Floor
801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2406
Telephone: (877) 405-3665
Fax: (804) 771-2405
eFile Fax: (877) 871-1880
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

MARYLAND: Hagerstown and VIRGINIA: Chesterfield, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Richmond (Downtown), Richmond (East), Richmond (West), Winchester

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Second Floor, Suite 200
612 South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Telephone: (866) 592-3548
Fax: (540) 857-2635
eFile Fax: (877) 871-1881
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

VIRGINIA: Bristol, Covington, Roanoke, Wise, Wytheville and WEST VIRGINIA: Bluefield, Martinsburg, Welch

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

ODAR Headquarters
One Skyline Tower
5107 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Telephone: (703) 605-8020

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 1400
4401 Ford Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22302
Telephone: (703) 605-8990
Fax: (703) 605-8771