Dealing with large government organizations can be such a headache. It is easy to overthink things and get lost in the process. Trust me; I know. That’s exactly why we made this walkthrough, to help ease the pain. Use this page as a guide to help with submitting your Social Security Disability claim.
What are the advantages of applying online?
- You can start your claim IMMEDIATELY
- NO appointment is necessary
- You can avoid trips to the Social Security office, which will save you time and money
- You can start and stop application at your leisure
What to know before starting your application process
Born in the U.S. – Make sure to have your Social Security Number.
Born Outside of the U.S. – If you were born outside of the United States, make sure to have the name of your birth country at the time of your birth and a Permanent Resident Card number (if not a citizen).
Former Military – If you are former Military, be sure to have your type of duty/MOS, branch, and service period information available.
Tax Information – Before applying, make sure to have your W-2 from last year on hand. If you were self-employed, make sure to have your federal income tax returns (IRS 1040 and Schedules C and SE)
Medical Information – Make sure to have your medical evidence that is already in your possession, such as medical records, doctors’ reports, and recent test results [more info].
Who can apply for social security disability?
You can apply if you are:
- Are age 18 or older;
- Are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record;
- Are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death; and
- Have not been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days. If your application was recently denied, our Internet Appeal application is a starting point to request a review of the determination we made.
Please view the entire, official checklist
How to apply for social security disability
To apply, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/benefits/disability.
1. Select the Blue “Apply for Disability”
2. Fill out the Disability Benefit Application
3. Mail or take certain documents to your local Social Security office.
After your application, they will ask you to sign a medical release form called SSA-827.
– This form tells your doctors that you granted permission for them to send the Social Security office your medical records.
– This can be done online as part of the application, or you can print, sign, and send the form to the local Social Security office.
They will contact you if they need more information about your claim.
Once they have everything to make a decision, they will send you a letter.
If your claim gets rejected, KEEP the rejection letter and CONTACT Liner Legal LLC immediately! If we can help, WE WILL HELP!
If you do not wish to apply online, here are your options…
– Phone: Call us at 1-800-772-1213 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call us at TTY 1-800-325-0778.
– In person: Visit your local Social Security office. (Call first to make an appointment.)