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How To Apply for Disability in Wisconsin

Disability resources and information in the state of Wisconsin.

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

File for Disability in Wisconsin

You can apply for disability benefits in Wisconsin by applying one of three ways. You can file your claim online, over the phone, or at your local Social Security office.

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


State Statistics

The information below is about Social Security Disability in Wisconsin.

Resident Population 3,584,970
Percentage of Population on SSI 2.0%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 4.9%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $514.24
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,084.48


Appeal Hearings

If an applicant living in Ohio is denied after the request for reconsideration phase, he or she can appeal the decision at one of Ohio's 2 hearing offices if they feel they were wrongfully denied. Every state varies in approval and denial rates as well as waiting times and processing times. The statistics below are about Ohio's hearing offices.


Wisconsin National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 18.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 543 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 40% 43%
Cases Denied 38% 37%
Cases Dismissed 22% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Some individuals who suffer from a debilitating impairment would like to attempt to work but might be doubtful and uncertain where to start. These individuals can seek help at one of Wisconsin's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offices who provide special services that aid with finding and maintaining employment in the labor market. To obtain VR services, one must apply for services at their local office. This is to make sure the individual is actually disabled and is in need of help. Recipients who are receiving Social Security Disability from the SSA already qualify for VR services. To find your local VR office, view our VR Offices page or contact the main vocational rehabilitation office below.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Main Office)

614 South Greeley Highway, Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7389

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The following is a list of the Social Security offices that serve the disabled residents of Wisconsin. 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.

Wisconsin Social Security Field Offices

Appleton Office

607 W. Northland Ave
Appleton, WI 54911

Eau Claire Office

4120 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Fond du Lac Office

180 Knights Way Suite 100
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Green Bay Office

1561 Dousman St
Green Bay, WI 54303

Ironwood Office

213 S. Marquette St
Ironwood, MI 49938

Janesville Office

222 N Academy St
Janesville, WI 53548

Kenosha Office

5624 6th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140

LaCrosse Office

210 7th St S Suite 100
LaCrosse WI 54601

Lancaster Office

175 W Alona Ln
Lancaster, WI 53813

Madison Office

6011 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719

Manitowoc Office

1603 Mirro Dr
Manitowoc, WI 54221

Marinette Office

2023 Lake Park Dr
Marinette, WI 54143

Milwaukee (North) Office

6300 W Fond du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53218

Milwaukee (Greenfield) Office

8455 W Layton Ave
Greenfield, WI 53228

Milwaukee (Mitchell Street) Office

1710 S 7th St., Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Milwaukee (Downtown) Office

310 W Wisconsin Ave #260
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Milwaukee (West) Office

5020 West North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Oshkosh Office

400 City Ctr Suite B
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Portage Office

2875 Village Rd, Suite 100
Portage, WI 53901

Racine Office

4020 Durand Ave
Racine, WI 53405

Rhinelander Office

2023 Navajo St
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Rice Lake Office

1703 W Knapp St
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Sheboygan Office

606 N 9th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Superior Office

4221 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Waukesha Office

707 N Grand Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186

Wausau Office

352 Grand Ave
Wausau, WI 54403

West Bend Office

1145 Vern St.
West Bend, WI 53090

Wisconsin Rapids Office

2213 8th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


Wisconsin Disability Determination Services

Madison Office of Disability Determination Services

P.O. Box 7886
Madison, WI 53707-7886
Phone: 608-266-1565

Wisconsin Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Madison Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 305
2501 W. Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713
Telephone: (877) 600-2854
Fax: (608) 271-7688
eFile Fax: (877) 486-2936
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

WISCONSIN: Eau Claire, Janesville, La Crosse, Lancaster, Madison, Portage, Rhinelander, Rice Lake, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids


Milwaukee Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Room 300W
310 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Telephone: (866) 495-0039
Fax: (414) 297-1993
eFile Fax: (877) 486-2940
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN: Escanaba, Houghton, Ironwood, Marquette, Sault St. Marie and WISCONSIN: Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Greenfield, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Marinette, Milwaukee (Downtown, Mitchell, North, West), Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Waukesha, West Bend