Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Disability Advice Tips
How long do cases take?
How to win Disability
SSD Mistakes to avoid
Disability for Mental
What if you get denied?
How to file Appeals
Disability through SSA
SSI Disability Benefits
Disability for Children
How do I qualify for it?
Working and Disability
Disability Award Notice
Disability Lawyer Q&A
Disability Conditions List
What is a disability?
Your Medical Evidence
Filing for your Disability
SSD SSI Definitions
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How to get disability, tip 4
When filing a claim, try to do so in person at a local SSA field office. At the very least, do this over the phone. In either case, you will be able to speak with an SSA claims representative.
If you use the online process, something that SSA highly promotes, you will not have the chance to ask direct questions about the process of filing. Among other things, a claims rep may help you to properly indicate what your onset date is (when your condition became disabling) and may also help ensure that you list all of your disability conditions, small and large.
Make sure that when you apply for disabilitys, you remember to submit complete information about your history of medical treatment and your work history for the 15 year period prior to becoming disabled. Some people can be approved through a Social Security listing.
However, SSD and SSI decisions are usually made as "medical-vocational" decisions, meaning that your age, functional limitations, work experience, and education will be figured into the determination of whether you can A) go back to your old job and B) if you can find some type of other work to perform.
If the decision process finds that your condition or conditions cause too many problems for you to return to work activity at a substantial and gainful level, you may be approved for disability benefits.
The accuracy of the information you provide includes the following: where and when you received treatment, what type of treatment you received, job titles, good descriptions of what was done on any job you worked. Failing to give good descriptions for jobs you have held puts you in the position of having your work history misidentified, which can have an impact on your case, possibly leading to a denial when the case should have been approved.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Financial Help Filing For Disability
When filing for disability list all conditions
When to apply for disability
Should you get a lawyer before applying for disability?
What happens after I apply for disability?
SSI SSD disability filing tips
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Do I need an attorney to win disability?
How Long Does It Take To Go Before A Judge For Disability?
Will a Judge give you an Immediate Decision at the Disability Hearing?
What happens when you go to a disability hearing?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical conditions
Social Security Disability lawyer fee
Can a lawyer or attorney speed up my disability case?
When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?
Going to a medical exam for Social Security Disability or SSI
Filing for disability - How to file the disability application
Do you need a lawyer to file for disability?
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
The Social Security Disability Award Letter
Social Security Disability SSI Eligibility Requirements
How Many Times Will you be denied before You Get Approved for Disability?
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
How to Prove disability and qualify to win benefits
How to speed up the disability process
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes
What should you say if you go to a Social Security Exam?
Maximum back pay you can get from Social Security Disability or SSI
How to qualify for disability
What is the Social Security Disability List of Impairments?
What is considered a disability by Social Security?
How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
Your Social Security Disability Status
How do you find out if a disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to check Social Security Disability Status
Applying for disability, what medical conditions can you apply for?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
How much does disability pay?
Can I get permanent Social Security Disability or SSI?
How long will it take to get a disability decision letter?
Social Security Disability and SSI Medical Exams
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
How Long to get a Disability Hearing decision?
How long to get disability benefits after you receive an award notice?
Social Security Disability and Working
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
How To Get Disability Through SSDI or SSI Approved
How Much Income Can A Person Earn If He Draws Social Security Disability?
Partial disability benefits from Social Security
Can I Qualify For Disability for Depression?