You may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you have a medical condition (SSA). You’ll need to begin the process of filing a claim. In addition to applying online, by phone, or in person at a local SSA field office, there are a number of other options available. The medical evidence and supporting documentation will be required no matter how you apply. Disability payments can be applied for in a few simple steps.
Disability Benefits Online Application
Online disability benefits applications may be the most convenient alternative for many people. If you choose, you can apply from the privacy of your own home, business, or even a friend’s house or public library. In order to apply, you will need a computer and Internet access. It’s even possible to have someone apply on your behalf online. A friend, a family member, a caseworker, a disability advocate, or a disability lawyer can complete your online application on your behalf. An online application does not necessitate an appointment.
Disability Benefits Application By Telephone
Applying by phone with an SSA representative is the most convenient alternative. Your inquiries will be answered, and your personal data will be collected by the representative. You will need to supply the agent with the necessary information to get your claim approved. You can also designate a representative to act on your behalf and handle your claims.
When Applying for Disability Benefits, What Do You Need?
When you apply for disability benefits, you’ll need to provide a number of documentation to expedite the process. When completing the disability claim form, you should have all of these documentation at your fingertips so that you can answer all of the questions with ease.
- The Social Security Administration will request further medical records from the medical provider’s office if you do not already have them.
- Workers’ compensation information, including the claim number, the date of injury, the accident report, and proof of any disability award amounts, must be provided.
- Your spouse’s and any minor children’s names and dates of birth.
- Dates of any marriages or divorces that you’ve been a part of
- The bank’s nine-digit routing number and account number, so that your payments can be deposited directly into your checking or savings account.
- Provide the SSA with the name, address, and phone number of a second point of contact in case they are unable to reach you directly.
- Form SSA-8827, a medical release signed and completed.
- You must fill out the Medical and Job Worksheet for Adults if you are unable to submit your application via the Internet.
Getting Started with Your Claim
The assistance of an experienced disability lawyer might be invaluable when you are unable to work and are considering filing for disability payments. Use this form to send an attorney’s office your claim facts for a free evaluation.