Albuquerque Social Security Disability Resources

In order to be found eligible for Social Security Disability benefits in Albuquerque, NM, you must have adequate medical documentation within your application to satisfy the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) guidelines for total permanent or lasting disability. In other words, you must show you’ve been completely disabled and unable to work for one year or more.

You should expect the entire claim’s review process, including any appeals, to take a year to 16 months to complete. If your claim is denied on the first review, which is likely, as the majority of applicants are (about 68%) denied at this initial stage, you can request a second review. If denied upon the second review, you may appeal the determination, in which case it will be reviewed by an Administrative Law Judge.

You can apply for Albuquerque disability benefits in several ways. You can call the SSA’s main phone for help at (800) 772-1213. You can also apply at your local SSA field office or apply online at the SSA website. If you need assistance finding your local field office, call the phone line listed above or visit the SSA’s Office Locator webpage.

Albuquerque Health Resources

Your local Albuquerque SSA office will review your application to ensure all forms and documents are included before sending it on to the Albuquerque Disability Determination Services office. At the DDS, all the medical documentation of your disability will be reviewed. To receive benefits, you’ll have to show you’ve received ongoing medical care for the condition(s) at fault for your disability. Affording healthcare when disabled can be challenging. Here are some Albuquerque disability resources for free and low cost healthcare.

South Broadway Health Center
1316 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5450

Casa Los Arboles
502 Los Arboles Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-6738

North Valley Health Center
1231 Candelaria Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3244

Alamosa Community Center
6900 Gonzales Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 831-2534

First Nations Community HealthSource
5608 Zuni Rd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 262-2481

Albuquerque Mental Health Resources

Whether you have a disability psychological or mental condition or have such a condition which plays a role in your physical disability, your application for Social Security Disability Insurance must include documentation of ongoing mental health treatment. Here are a few Albuquerque disability resources for low cost and free health care services.

Albuquerque Family Mental Health Center
401 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 256-0065

Behavioral Health Services Administration
1217 1st St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 766-5197

Albuquerque Supplemental Security Benefits

The Federal Social Security disability benefit for an individual is $943 and $1,415 for a couple. If you’re found eligible for SSD in Albuquerque, you may also be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Medicare. SSI helps cover living expenses, while Medicare and Medicaid cover medical expenses. To learn more about applying for SSI, contact the Albuquerque SSA District office at:

Social Security Administration
2400 Louisiana Blvd NE, Bldg 300
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 883-7823

To learn more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:

New Mexico Human Services Department's Medical Assistance Division
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 827-3100

St. Martin’s Hospital Center
1201 3rd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 764-8231

Your Albuquerque Social Security Disability Claim

To increase your chances of being found eligible for SSD in Albuquerque, you’ll need to have comprehensive medical documentation in your application. Even with that extensive documentation, you may not be approved. An Albuquerque Social Security lawyer can increase the chances your application is approved.

As a disabled person, you have limited financial resources. An Albuquerque Social Security attorney charges no upfront fees. Only when your SSD claim is approved and benefits are paid does an Albuquerque Social Security lawyer receive payment, which is 25% of your retroactive SSD benefits, up to a maximum of $6,000.

For a free Social Security Disability case review, contact an Albuquerque Social Security attorney.

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