The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits might be a bit overwhelming. From meeting the specific qualifications to having the right paperwork, it’s easy to feel lost and confused. How do I apply for SSD without feeling completely overwhelmed? Take a step back, a deep breath and start from the beginning.
Find Out If You’re Qualified
Before you apply, you first need to see if you are qualified. The Social Security Administration provides a list of medical conditions and a step-by-step checklist of requirements that are easily obtainable through their website. If everything works out and you have all the paperwork need, the application process can then begin.
Submit The Proper Paperwork
When you are applying, you will need to provide some personal information and submit necessary paperwork. It can be helpful to speak with a professional Social Security disability attorney while filling out your paperwork so you can ensure everything is accurate and properly filled out.
Here is a list of the basic information you will need to supply:
Social Security number and proof of your age (birth certificate could work here)
Complete list of medications and dosages you are currently taking
Contact information of your doctors, caseworkers, hospitals, clinics and healthcare professionals you have visited as well as the dates of those visits
All medical records that you have in your possession
Test or lab results
A compiled list of where you have worked and the nature of the work
Copy of your most recent W-2 form or a copy of your federal taxes if you are self-employed
How Do I Apply For SSD?
There are several options when it comes to applying for SSD. First, you can apply online through the Social Security Administration website. They offer a walk-through guide and any forms needed for you to apply at your own convenience. Second, you may apply by contacting the Social Security Administration directly. It’s possible to apply over the phone or to set up an appointment at your local Social Security office.
Get Started On Your Application Today!
If you have more questions about applying for SSD or would like some assistance with getting started, Grech Law Firm is here to guide you through the application process from start to finish. Whether you’re ready to apply or determining if you qualify, Grech Law Firm will do all we can to help you get the benefits you deserve. Call 586-203-3125 to get started and schedule your free consultation.