Social Security Disability Definitions
Social Security Disability and SSI Overview
The Requirements for Disability
Social Security Disability and SSI Applications
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial
Social Security Disability and SSI Denials
Social Security Disability and SSI Appeals
Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits offered through Social Security
Benefits through SSI disability
Disability Benefits for Children
Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify
Social Security Disability and Working
Winning your Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability Back Pay Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI Awards and Award Notices
Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions
What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
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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?).
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