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How To Apply for Disability in Washington State

Information, statistics, and resources related to Social Security Disability within the state of Washington.

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

File for Disability in Washington

Filing a claim for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA) is done through the same methods in every state throughout the nation. An individual can apply in Washington three different ways. Each option provides the same chances for approval and one individual option does not provide an advantage over another besides in convenience.

  • Telephone: An individual can apply over the phone by calling the SSA's toll-free customer service line at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
  • In-person: An individual can apply in-person at your local Social Security field office. Find your local office here.
  • Online: An individual can apply online at


State Statistics

Below is information about Social Security Disability benefits in the state of Washington.

Resident Population 4,424,527
Percentage of Population on SSI 2.2%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 4.3%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $534.69
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,115.34


Appeal Hearings

Applicants who are denied at the request for reconsideration phase have the option to appeal the decision in court. The court cases are held at designated offices known as disability hearing offices (also known as ODAR) and there are currently 3 within Washington. When the applicant shows up to the hearing, one of the 34 disability judges in Washington known as administrative law judges (ALJs) will attend the hearing and will make a decision based on the evidence provided.


Washington National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 15.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 509 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 45% 43%
Cases Denied 34% 37%
Cases Dismissed 20% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

If you need assistance with obtaining employment and you are suffering from a disabling condition, Washington's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) can help. If you are not already receiving either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you will need to apply for VR assistance so they can verify that you are truly disabled and need help. Find the closest VR office near you by contacting Washington's Developmental Disabilities Administration below.

Washington Developmental Disabilities Administration

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 45310
Olympia, WA 98504-5310
Physical address:
4450 10th Ave., SE
Local: 360-725-3413
FAX: 360-407-0955

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The residents of Washington can receive assistance with Social Security Disability through the 24 Social Security Field Offices, 3 Disability Determination Service offices and 3 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.

Washington Social Security Field Offices

Bellevue Office

636 120th Ave Ne
Bellevue WA 98005

Bellingham Office

710 Alabama St
Bellingham WA 98225

Burien Office

151 Sw 156 Street
Burien WA 98166

Centralia Office

1821 Cooks Hill Rd
Centralia WA 98531

Everett Office

3809 Broardway
Everett WA 98201

Hoquiam Office

820 Simpson Ave
Hoquiam WA 98550

Kennewick Office

8131 W Klamath Ct
Kennewick WA 99336

Kent Office

321 Ramsay Way
Kent WA 98032

Longview Office

1145 14th Avenue
Longview WA 98632

Lynnwood Office

18905 33rd Ave W
Lynnwood WA 98036

Mt Vernon Office

710 E College Way
Mt Vernon WA 98273

Olympia Office

402 Yauger Way Sw
Olympia WA 98502

Port Angeles Office

138 W First Street
Port Angeles WA 98362

Puyallup Office

811 South Hill Park Dr
Puyallup WA 98373

Seattle Office

915 2nd Ave
Seattle WA 98174

Seattle Office

675 S Lane St
Seattle WA 98104

Seattle Office

13510 Aurora Ave N
Seattle WA 98133

Silverdale Office

9594 Mickelberry Rd Nw
Silverdale WA 98383

Spokane Office

714 N Ironbridge Way
Spokane WA 99202

Tacoma Office

2608 S 47th St
Tacoma WA 98409

Vancouver Office

6615 E Fourth Pln Blvd
Vancouver WA 98661

Walla Walla Office

405 W Main Street
Walla Walla WA 99362

Wenatchee Office

3o1 Yakima Street
Wenatchee WA 98801

Yakima Office

801 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima WA 98902


Washington Disability Determination Services

Spokane Regional Office of Disability Determination Services

RockPointe III Building
1330 N. Washington Street, Suite 2080
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-329-2508

Seattle Regional Office of Disability Determination Services

1516 2nd Avenue, Suite 303
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-654-7216

Olympia South Office of Disability Determination Services

Phone: 360-664-7440

Olympia North Office of Disability Determination Services

Phone: 360-664-7524

Olympia Regional Office of Disability Determination Services

Point Plaza West Building 2, Floor 2
6737 Capitol Blvd. S.
P.O. Box 9303 MS 45550
Tumwater, WA 98501
PO Box 9303
Olympia WA 98507-9303
Phone: Fax:
(Parent Agency: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services)

Washington Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Seattle Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Yesler Building, Suite 500
300 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-3389
Telephone: (888) 366-6144
Fax: (206) 615-3731
eFile Fax: (877) 714-3634
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

WASHINGTON: Bellevue, Bellingham, Everett, Kitsap, Lynnwood, Mt. Vernon, Port Angeles, Renton, Seattle (Metro), Seattle (North), Yakima


Spokane Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 200
714 N Iron Bridge Way
Spokane, WA 99202-4929
Telephone: (888) 253-3903
Fax: (509) 353-2986
eFile Fax: (877) 714-3615
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

IDAHO: Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston; OREGON: Pendleton and WASHINGTON: Kennewick, Pullman, Spokane, Walla Walla, Wenatchee


Tacoma Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 200
2413 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (888) 208-4640
Fax: (253) 272-0143
eFile Fax: (877) 313-4919
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

WASHINGTON: Centralia, Grays Harbor, Kent, Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma