Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Requirements for Disability
Applications for disability
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after a Denial
Mental Disability Benefits
Denials for Disability
Appeals for denied claims
Disability Benefits from SSA
Child Disability Benefits
Qualifications and How to Qualify
Working and Disability
Disability Awards and Notices
Disability Lawyers, Hiring Attorneys
Social Security List of Conditions
What Social Security considers disabling
Medical Evidence and Disability
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
SSD SSI Definitions
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What should I take with me when I go to apply for Social Security retirement ?
The most important item to take with you when you apply for Social Security retirement is your certified birth certificate. Social Security retirement is based on age; therefore you must be able to prove your age. If you do not have a birth certificate, you will need to provide a letter from your birth state's vital records repository stating that there is no recorded birth record for you.
You will be required to bring secondary evidence to prove your age, such as school records, marriage records, voter registration, or early insurance policies with your name and age indicated.
You should contact the Social Security Administration to receive more information about acceptable forms of evidence for the purpose of age determination.
Also, military service may increase your benefit amount, therefore it would be advisable for you to bring your DD214 or at least know your service dates when you file for your Social Security retirement.
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