How to Apply For Social Security Disability
Filing for disability is a long and complicated process that can take months or even years.
You can file online or in person but Social Security encourages people to file online.
To file online, go to www.ssa.gov. Click on the “disability” tab to begin filing. After you answer some basic questions about yourself such as your medical conditions and treatment information, Social Security will schedule a phone interview to ask you some more questions and to doublecheck your answers on the forms.
If you want to file in person, call the national Social Security toll-free number: 1-800-772-1213. They’ll set up the appointment for you and tell you where to go.
You can also find your local Social Security office by entering your zip code in their “Office Locator.” Click here to open link in a new window.
Whichever way you file, you will have a lot of forms to fill out about your daily life, medical conditions, work history, and other things.
If your application is denied, you can file a reconsideration, again, either online or in person. If you are denied at this stage, then you can ask for a hearing in front of a judge. From this point on, you’ll wait about a year for the hearing.
If you have applied already or will apply on your own, give us a call anyway. We will be happy to give you a free consultation.