Disability Determination Services - Social Security Disability (DDS)
 
Contact Information
Thomas O. Bird, Director
609-777-1001
e-mail

Division of Disability Determination Services
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
1 John Fitch Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625
Web site
 
Hours of Service
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
How to Apply

Social Security Administration
Local Social Security Field Office
1-800-772-1213
e-mail

 
Program Description
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are Federal programs that provide assistance to people with long-term or permanent disabilities. Medical eligibility for these programs is determined by the state where the claimant resides. Only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to people who are "insured," meaning that they worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits based on financial need.
 
Fees
No fee for qualified individuals
 

Eligibility

General Requirements:
New Jersey's individuals with disabilities.
 
Income Requirements:
There is an income requirement for the Supplemental Security Income disability program. An individual must have limited income and resources to be eligible. These requirements are determined by Social Security Regulations.
  [More information about these requirements can be found here]
 
Areas Served
Statewide
 
Language Translation Services
English, Spanish, and other languages are accommodated through language line services. Hearing impaired individuals may contact this office via the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf ( 1-800-852-7899 ).
 
Program Web Site Address
http://www.state.nj.us/labor/dds/ddsindex.html