Tucson Social Security Disability Resources

When you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Tucson, AZ, it’s not unusual for the process to take several months. Your application may take four or five months to go through the initial review and only about 36% of claims are approved for benefits at this juncture.

If you’re application for Tucson disability benefits is denied, you can request a second review, though approval rates are still relatively low here as well. Those who are denied benefits through the standard review processes may appeal the decision before an Administrative Law Judge, though you should expect a significant wait before your court date is scheduled and a final determination is issued.

Under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) guidelines for SSD, applicants must be disabled long-term or permanently and unable to work for a minimum of one year prior to submitting a claim.

Tucson Health Resources

Your Tucson Social Security Disability application is reviewed at the local field office to ensure all forms and documents are present before it is forwarded on to the Tucson Disability Determination Services (DDS) office. At the DDS, your medical documentation supporting your disability claim will be reviewed for eligibility under SSA guidelines. Effectively supporting your medical claim requires you show you’ve gotten regular and ongoing medical treatment for the ailment(s) that cause your disability. Affording such care with limited income can be challenging. Here are some Tucson disability resources for free and low cost healthcare.

El Rio Broadway Clinic
1101 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719-
(520) 624-3707

Freedom Park Health Center
5000 E 29th St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 790-8500

Keeling Health Center
435 E Glenn St.
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 696-6969

Clinica Del Alma
3690 S Park Ave Ste 805
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 616-6760

Marana Health Center (MHC) Primary Care
5301 E Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 616-4948

Tucson Medical Center (MHC) Primary Care
5301 E Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 682-4560

El Rio – Santa Cruz Neighborhood
839 W Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 670-3707

El Rio – Northwest Medical
320 W Prince Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 670-3707

Tucson Mental Health Resources

Mental and psychological conditions can be the basis for an SSD claim. They can also be factors that contribute to a physical disability. Either way, you’ll need to show you’ve also receive ongoing care for any psychological or mental conditions that affect your disability claim. Here are some Tucson disability resources for free and low cost mental healthcare providers.

El Rio Behavioral Health
801 W Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520)670-3707

Broadway Clinic
1101 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson AZ 85745
(520)624-7750

Congress Medical
839 W Congress St.
Tucson AZ 85745
(520)792-9890

Tucson Supplemental Security Benefits

If you receive Tucson disability benefits, you may also be eligible for other benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare and Medicaid. SSI covers living expenses, including residential care for those who need it. Medicare and Medicaid pay medical costs and related expenses.

To discover more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:

Arizona’s Medicaid Agency
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
801 E Jefferson Street, MD 3800
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602)417-5010

Your Tucson Social Security Disability Claim

A Tucson disability benefits application with all the appropriate medical documentation has a higher rate of success, but even with all that supporting evidence, there is still no guarantee your application will be approved. A Tucson Social Security lawyer can help increase the odds in your favor by reviewing documentation, assisting with the application process and arguing your appeals hearing.

Financial limitations caused by your disability may have you concerned about how you’ll pay for legal services, but a Tucson Social Security attorney receives no upfront payment for his or her services. The attorney is only paid if your claim is approved and you are issued retroactive disability payments, at which point the Tucson Social Security lawyer will receive 25% (to a maximum of $6,000) of the retroactive benefit payments.

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 Tucson disability attorney.