Field Office

Definition - What does Field Office mean?

A field office refers to a local district level office of the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). There are approximately 1,300 Social Security Administration field offices located throughout the United States. Outside the United States, SSA field offices can also be found in Samoa, the British Virgin Islands, and Canada.

A field office is sometimes called a district office.

Justipedia explains Field Office

At a local field office, an individual can get information regarding the programs administered by the SSA and file a claim or appeal for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Though medical evaluation is not done at a field office, a field representative examines a claimant's eligibility for receiving Social Security Disability benefits on other technical grounds. The field office can issue a technical denial to a claimant if they don’t meet the financial criteria set by the SSA even before sending a claim to Disability Determination Services (DDS) for medical evaluation.

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