Bridgeport Social Security Disability Resources

Being eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Bridgeport, CT means you must substantiate a claim for complete or long-term, severe disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Under the SSD guidelines, you must have been unable to work, or to hold a full time position, because of a long-term or permanently disabling condition before applying for SSD.

The application process for Bridgeport disability benefits is complicated and can take 14 or more months to run the entire course. The process starts with your initial application, and about 71 percent of applicants are denied at this stage. If you’re among them, you’ll need to request a reconsideration. If you’re denied again, you’ll have to file an appeal and have your case heard by an administrative law judge.

Bridgeport Health Resources

The local Bridgeport SSA office to which you submit your application will review your file for completeness and then send it to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) office. The DDS reviews all medical documentation in your file to determine eligibility under SSA guidelines. To receive benefits, you must document ongoing and regular medical care for your disability. Paying for healthcare with limited finances can be hard. Here are a few Bridgeport disability resources for low cost and free medical services which may help.

Hollow Community Health Center
82-88 George St
Bridgeport, CT 06604-3315
(203)576-3881

Bridgeport Community Health Center
982-988 E Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06608-1913
(203)696-3260

Optimus Health Care, Inc.
471 Barnum Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06608-2409
(203)696-3260

Helping Hand
1124 Iranistan Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605-1121
(203)336-4745

Southwest Community Health Center
968 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605-1116
(203)332-3500

Southwest Community Health Center
1046 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605-1116
(203)330-6054

Park City Primary Care Center
64 Black Rock Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605-1200
(203)579-5000

Southwest Community Health Center
510 Clinton Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605-1701
(203)366-4000

Southwest Community Health Center
743 South Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604-5810
(203)330-6000

Southwest Community Health Center
361 Bird St
Bridgeport, CT 06605-2804
(203)330-6000

Bridgeport Mental Health Resources

You may be applying for SSD based on disability mental illness or other mental or psychological condition. Or maybe there’s a psychological, mental or psychiatric component to your physical disability. Either way, you’ll need to document that you’ve received ongoing treatment from a mental health or behavioral health services provider for your SSD application. Here are a few Bridgeport disability resources for free and low cost mental healthcare providers.

CASA Inc. - Casa Hostos
690 Arctic St
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203)339-4112

Optimus Health Care- Bridgeport Community Health Center
471 Barnum Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203)333-6864

Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC)
Main Facility – Three locations available for mental health services
968 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203)330-6000

Bridgeport Supplemental Security Benefits

Individuals found eligible for Bridgeport disability benefits may also be able to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as well as Medicare and Medicaid. SSI helps pay for daily needs, including residential care or assisted living, and Medicare and Medicaid cover medical costs and related healthcare expenses. To learn more about applying for SSI, contact the Bridgeport SSA office at:

Social Security Administration
3885 Main St, 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(866)331-6399

To learn more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:

Connecticut Department of Social Services
Bridgeport Regional Office
925 Housatonic Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06606-5700
(203)551-2700

Your Bridgeport Social Security Disability Claim

While there’s absolute way to guarantee of approval for disability benefits, even with extensive medical documentation in your application, a Bridgeport Social Security lawyer can increase your chances of being found eligible. As a disabled person, you have limited income, and may be worried about how you’ll pay for the services of a Bridgeport Social Security attorney. You don’t need to be though, as no fees are charged by Bridgeport disability lawyers unless you actually receive benefits, at which time the attorney would get 25% (to a max of $6,000) of any retroactive SSD payments you receive.

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 a Bridgeport disability attorney.