Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

John Bales Attorneys Will Help You Learn How To Apply for Social Security Disability.

If you are disabled and can no longer work, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. It is important to apply as soon as possible because the Social Security Administration can take many months to process your claim.

The Social Security Disability attorneys at John Bales Attorneys are here to help guide you through the application process. We can help you find the documentation you need to prepare your application. Find out how we can help you by calling (800) 225-5564 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Before You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

Before you apply for SSD benefits, we recommend that you:

  • Check Your Eligibility.Do you meet the requirements outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA)?
  • See a Doctor.Having your doctor verify your condition(s) may substantially increase your potential to receive disability benefits.
  • Collect Records.Gather information including your Social Security number, medical records, work history, bank account routing number, and military discharge papers. You will need these documents to complete your application.
  • File Immediately.The SSA can take several months to process your claim, so it is important that you file as soon as possible.

How to Apply for Social Security Disability

You can apply for SSD benefits online, over the phone, or at your local Social Security office. When you apply, your local Social Security field office—the Division of Disability Determinations—will evaluate your case. They may consider the following evidence, so be sure to document these details in your application.

  • Acceptable Medical ResourcesQualified, licensed healthcare professionals who can support your disability
  • Treating SourcesPhysicians who has been treating your condition(s)
  • Symptom evidence:
    • Information about the intensity of your symptoms
    • Dosage and type(s) of medications you take
    • Medical and physical treatment records
    • Limitations of your daily activities caused by your condition(s)

If the SSA does not find sufficient evidence of your disability using this information, they may request a consultative examination (CE exam) by an independent medical professional to gather more information about your condition. Because the SSA will use the information gathered in the CE exam to evaluate your disability, it is important that you attend these exams.

Remember, if you have questions about your application, the Social Security Disability attorneys at John Bales Attorneys are here to help you with your claim. Contact us today.

Contact us today to learn how to apply for social security disability benefits.