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How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay
Filing for Disability Online or over the phone
The first step to all Social Security Disability applications is to file an application. You can file for disability by contacting your local Social Security office for an appointment either by phone or in person. Or, you can even use the Social Security Disability application process online to file for Social Security Disability.
Unfortunately, at this time you cannot file for SSI online. Consequently, if you think that you might qualify for Supplemental Security income disability you should schedule an appointment for your disability application either by phone or in person with your local Social Security office, because you will have to be contacted by Social Security to take your SSI claim anyway.
Make sure to complete all disability report forms online and return a signed medical release form to your local Social Security office if you decide to complete your disability application online. If you fail to complete all necessary forms and return your medical release forms, your disability claim will eventually be denied for failure to cooperate which means that your disability claim never went for a medical disability determination (i.e. was never sent to a disability examiner so that medical records could be gathered and evaluated).
If you choose a telephone appointment or office appointment, a claims representative will take your application for both programs and complete your disability report form for you. All you have to do is sign the medical release forms. Of course, if you do your disability claim by phone you still have to make sure that your local office receives your signed medical release form.
No matter how you decide to file your disability application, make sure that you provide Social Security with your medical sources, treatment dates, and special medical treatments as well as any information they need about your past work activity.
Once you file your application with Social Security and they receive all necessary forms, your disability claim will be sent to a state agency responsible for making all Social Security Disability decisions.
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These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
The Social Security Disability SSI application Process
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Permanent Social Security Disability
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
Who is eligible for SSI disability?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.
The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.
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