Anchorage Social Security Disability Resources

When you apply in Anchorage, AK for, you should anticipate about four to six months before your initial claim is reviewed, and should also know that only about 43% are approved at this stage. If denied, you can request your claim be reconsidered, though most are denied after the second review as well. Following the first and second review, you may appeal and have your claim reviewed by an. The entire process can take 14 months or more to complete.

Eligibility under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) guidelines require applicants for SSD to prove they’re unable to work due to long term or permanent disability, including an inability to hold a job for a year or more before applying.

Anchorage Health Resources

The Anchorage SSA office reviews your SSD application for completeness before sending it to the Disability Determination Services office where the assessment of the medical documentation related to your disability will be performed. In order to receive Anchorage disability benefits, you’ll need to show you’ve received regular and ongoing medical treatment for any. Paying for medical care on a limited income can be very difficult. Here are a few Anchorage disability resources for free and low cost health services.

Anchorage Neighborhood Health
3521 Mt. View Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 792-3200

Fairview Health Center
1217 E 10th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 257-4600

Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
903 West Northern Lights Blvd. # 218
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 792-6538

Mountain View Health Center
3521 Mt View Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 258-6524

Southcentral Foundation
4320 Diplomacy Dr. #200
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-4955

Other nearby resources:

Georgetown Clinic
1 Clinic Rd.
Georgetown, AK 99501
(907) 675-4556

Anchorage Mental Health Resources

Whether you have a psychological or mental condition causing a disability, or a condition which plays a part in your other physically disabling conditions, you must include documentation of mental health treatment in your application for Anchorage Social Security Disability Insurance. Here are a few of the Anchorage disability resources for getting free or low cost mental health care.

Southcentral Counseling Center
4020 Folker St.
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 563-1000

Urgent Care Medical Clinic
5437 E Northern Lights Blvd. #1
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 333-8561

Anchorage Supplemental Security Benefits

Those found eligible for Anchorage disability benefits may also be entitled to Supplemental Security Income, in addition to Medicaid and/or Medicare. SSI is often available to those who require long term residential care or other such services, though it can be used to pay for other daily needs too. Medicare and Medicaid cover medical-related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Anchorage SSA Office at:

Social Security Administration
222 W 8th Ave. Room A11
Anchorage, AK 99513
(907) 271-4455

To discover more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:

Anchorage District Medicaid Office
400 Gambell St.
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 269-6599

Or review the Public Assistance page of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services website for more information.

Your Anchorage Social Security Disability Claim

Thoroughly documenting your medical records in your Anchorage disability benefits application will increase your chances of being found eligible; however, there’s still no certainty that you’ll receive benefits. An Anchorage Social Security Disability lawyer can increase your chances of being approved by reviewing all claim documentation and arguing any appeals necessary.

Being disabled, you have very limited income and won’t be able to pay for legal services. The good news is that an Anchorage doesn’t charge anything upfront. In fact, the lawyer is only paid if you get SSD benefits and even then, only receives 25% of retroactive benefits, to a maximum of $6,000.

If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring an Anchorage disability attorney.