SSDRC authored by Tim Moore
How Likely are You to Win Your Disability Case?
If I Am Determined Disabled, How Far Back Will Social Security Pay Benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
What is the Purpose of the Social Security Disability SSI Medical Exam, or CE?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of benefits
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
Can You Get Approved For Social Security Disability If You Do Not Take Medication Or Go To a Doctor?
Filing an Application for Disability Benefits under SSD or SSI - Step by Step
How Long Does It Take To Get Disability Benefits When You First File?
Qualifying: What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability?
What do I have to take with me when I file for Social Security Retirement benefits ?
When you file for Social Security retirement, you will need to bring a certified copy of your birth certificate simply due to the fact that your retirement benefit is based on your age.
If you are married and plan to file on the record of your spouse, or if you plan to apply for a survivor benefit based on the record of a deceased spouse, you should bring the relevant marriage certificate.
If you are divorced and plan to file for benefits on the record of a divorced spouse you should bring a certified copy of your divorce certificate.
Regarding earnings, you may wish to bring your tax return to verify your earnings for the previous year, so that any earnings discrepancies can be corrected at the time of the interview.
Regarding prior military service, you should bring your DD 214 to prove your military service dates, since military service may increase your benefit.
Lastly, you should also be prepared to provide information about your marriages and spouses. And be prepared to state your intentions with regard to work activity (are you working now?, are you going to retire?, or will you be continuing to work?).
Additional Social Security Retirement Questions