What does Field Office mean?
There are hundreds of field offices operated by the Social Security Administration across the United States which provide a full range of Social Security services. To apply for SSDI benefits applicants may appear in person at a local field office; although it is recommended that you first contact your local field office and make an appointment with a SSA representative.
Meeting with a SSA representative at a field office allows you to speak with a Social Security representative in person. These representatives will verify your non-medical eligibility requirements and send your application to the Disability Determination Services Office for further review. The SSA field offices receive millions of disability applications each year. Do not expect personalized service. Although the representatives can answer questions and give you information about completing your SSDI application, they cannot complete the application for you and will be busy with other cases.