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How To Apply for Disability in West Virginia


The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the federal organization that manages and regulates the two main disability benefit programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Applying for disability is the practically same in every state with occasional minor variations. This is page is an overview of Social Security Disability in West Virginia.

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

Appeal Hearings in West Virginia

In West Virginia, the Charleston office has over a 10% approval rate more than the other two hearing offices, Huntington and Morgantown. There are a total of 26 Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) who serve and attend hearings in the three state offices. The people of West Virginia on average have a higher chance of denial compared to other states. Here is some information about West Virginia's hearing offices.


West Virginia National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 17.0 Months 14.9 Months
Average Processing Time 533 Days 461 Days
Cases Approved 40% 44%
Cases Denied 44% 38%
Cases Dismissed 16% 18%


West Virginia State Supplements for SSI

Generally most states in the United States offer an additional state supplemental benefit to those who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to compensate for the living costs within that state. However, West Virginia is one of the few states that does not offer a state supplement. The maximum benefit amount an SSI recipient of West Virginia could receive is $733 per month (the federal benefit amount).


State Statistics

Provided below are some statistics about West Virginia from the Social Security Administration's latest state annual report.

Resident Population 1,152,585
Percentage of Population on SSI 4.3%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 8.9%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $510.77
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,107.09


West Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) of West Virginia offers employment services to people who are suffering from disabling conditions. These services include job placement, career development, life management, and much more. Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are automatically eligible for VR services. To find your local Vocational Rehabilitation office, check out our West Virginia VR Offices page or contact the administrative office below.

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services

107 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-2609

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The Social Security Administration serves the disabled residents of West Virginia with 16 Social Security Field Offices, 1 Disability Determination Service offices and 3 Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review.

Please contact one of the offices below if you need assistance in filing for disability, checking your application status, or have any questions regarding the Social Security Disability process.

West Virginia Social Security Field Offices

Beckley Office

307 Beckley Crossing
Beckley WV 25801
(304) 253-2742

Bluefield Office

3014 E Cumberland Road
Bluefield WV 24701
(304) 327-3581

Charleston Office

500 Quarrier Street
Charleston WV 25301

Clarksburg Office

320 W Pike St
Clarksburg WV 26301
(304) 623-5641

Elkins Office

300 Third Street
Elkins WV 26241
(304) 636-3916

Fairmont Office

9039 Middletown Mall
Fairmont WV 26554
(304) 366-6925

Huntington Office

301 9th Street
Huntington WV 25701
(866) 931-7078

Logan Office

1103 George Kostas Dr
Logan WV 25601

Martinsburg Office

400 Foxcroft Avenue
Martinsburg WV 25401
(304) 263-6912

Morgantown Office

5000 Greenbag Rd
Morgantown WV 26501

Parkersburg Office

425 Juliana Street
Parkersburg WV 26101
(304) 485-5809

Petersburg Office

207 North Main St
Petersburg WV 26847
(304) 257-9367

St Albans Office

49 Olde Main Plaza
St Albans WV 25177
(304) 722-4211

Welch Office

50 Mcdowell Street
Welch WV 24801
(304) 436-3924

Wheeling Office

123 16th Street
Wheeling WV 26003
(304) 232-7710

Williamson Office

146 East First Ave
Williamson WV 25661
(304) 235-0154

West Virginia Office of Disability Determination Services

Disability Determination Services

1206 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-766-4600

West Virginia Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 100
500 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Telephone: (888) 527-9325
Fax: (304) 344-3359
eFile Fax: (877) 871-1882
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

WEST VIRGINIA: Beckley, Charleston, Logan, Parkersburg, St. Albans, Williamson, and KENTUCKY: Ashland

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

2nd Floor Annex
301 9th Street
Huntington, WV 25701
Telephone: (866) 592-1607
Fax: (304) 529-5066
eFile Fax: (877) 871-1883
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

KENTUCKY: Pikeville, Prestonsburg, and WEST VIRGINIA: Huntington

SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

6 Suburban Court
Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Telephone: (877) 405-9197
Fax: (304) 285-4326
eFile Fax: (877) 871-1884
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Servicing the following Social Security Field Offices:

OHIO: East Liverpool, Steubenville and PENNSYLVANIA: Uniontown and WEST VIRGINIA: Clarksburg, Elkins, Fairmont, Morgantown, Wheeling