According to the Utah Department of Public health, there are nearly 1 out of 5 Utah residents that live with a disability. Utah beneficiaries receive $426 million in benefits each year.
If you have a disability that will force you to be out of work for at least 12 months, then you could qualify for Social Security disability benefits. When you are approved for Social Security disability benefits, that money can be used to cover expenses related to your treatments, such as prescribed medicine you take for it, as well as basic day-to-day needs.
Below are charts for the maximum monthly amounts for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) then you may be entitled to.
|Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)||Maximum Monthly Benefit|
|Non-Blind Disabled Individual||$1,310/Month|
|Blind Disabled Individual||$2,190/Month|
|SSI Federal Payment Standard||Maximum Monthly Benefit|
The State of Utah has 5 Social Security field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Service and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. These offices can answer all of your questions regarding your Social Security disability application.
Utah Social Security Field Offices
324 25th Street
88 W 100 N
1091 N Bluff St
175 East 400 South
10138 S Jordan Gtwy
Office of Disability Determination Services
This office is responsible for making decisions on the disability benefits claims made by individuals. They make decisions based on the following information provided by the claimant:
- Medical Records
- Medical and Psychological Evidence
- Continuing Disability review
- The applicant’s own Statement
Utah Office of Disability Determination Services
Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 144032
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-4032
Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review
The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review sets hearings for people who appeal their disability claim denial and releases the decisions regarding the appeals.
Utah Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review
SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
125 South State Street, Suite 3102
Salt Lake City, Utah 84138
Telephone: (801) 524-5315
Fax: (801) 524-3348
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:
Idaho Falls, Pocatello
Cedar City, Moab, Murray, Ogden, Provo, St. George, Salt Lake City
How to Apply for Disability in Utah
Knowing how to apply for disability in Utah can help you receive the financial assistance that you deserve. You can go online at sss.gov and complete the claim form.
Make sure to scan and upload any supporting documents, such as copes of medical records. You can apply by calling the toll-free customer service line monitored by the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 800-772-1213.
Applying in-person at the closest Social Security field office is the third option. Just remember to check to determine whether the SSA has reopened the Utah office during COVID-19.
Qualifying for SSI and SSDI requires you to demonstrate that you suffer from a disability. You also have to have earned enough work credits to qualify for the SSDI program.
The SSA has established a waiting period of five months for compensation, which means that you will not receive financial assistance for the first five months after receiving approval for a claim.
If your income and assets qualify you for SSI and you have worked long enough to get SSDI, you might be able to receive both types of compensation at the same time.
The SSA includes the amount of your SSDI payments when determining eligibility for SSI assistance. For many cases, the SSDI payment is too high for a claimant to qualify for SSI assistance.
After you submit your disability claim, it moves on to a disability examiner who works at a Utah Social Security disability office. Complete an evaluation form if you need help going through the disability claim process.