Social Security Disability Lawyer
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it’s important that you have the right information presented the right way or you may hurt your chances of being approved for benefits.
Complete Your Application
There are a number of documents you need to complete to apply, such as the:
This form helps the Social Security Administration (SSA) determine how your illnesses, injuries, or conditions might affect your ability to work and what kind of work you did prior to becoming disabled.
This report provides the SSA with detailed information about your current impairment by asking you to provide detailed information, such as:
- Name, address, and phone number of someone the SSA can contact who knows about your medical conditions and can help with your claim
- Names, addresses, phone numbers, patient ID numbers, and dates of treatment for all doctors, hospitals, and clinics
* You may want to refer to any medical records you have.
- Names of medicines you are taking and who prescribed them
*You may want to have your medicine bottles available.
- Names and dates of medical tests you have had and who sent you for them
- Types of jobs and dates you worked for your last five jobs
- Information about any insurance or workers' compensation claims you filed, such as claim number and name, address, and phone number of insurance company
You will also need to have this information:
- Military Service Discharge Information (Form DD-214) for all periods of active duty (if applicable)
- W-2 Forms (or your IRS 1040 and Schedules C and SE if self-employed) from last year
- Social Security Number(s) for your spouse and minor children
- Checking and savings account numbers and bank routing number, if you want direct deposit for your benefit checks
If you need help locating these documents, our experienced team of Social Security Disability lawyers is here for you. Just give us a call at (866) 241-6143 or fill out a free initial consultation form and talk to someone at McDivitt Law Firm today.
You may be able to cut your SSA interview time in half by starting the application process online.