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What Forms will I need to Complete when I apply for disability?

At the time of filing for disability benefits in a local social security office, you will undergo an application interview with a claims rep (usually referred to as a CR). During this inteview, you will be asked about your disabling condition and you will complete certain forms that are needed to initiate your claim.

The forms used by social security are designed to collect information about your medical condition, work history, when your condition began and when it became disabling (for adults, "disabling" is considered to be the time that your condition was severe enough that you could no longer work so you will need to supply this date, or approximate date), and your activities of daily living. Most of the forms will collect information directly from you, the claimant. However, some of the forms, such as the SSA-827 medical release form, will be used to gather information from your various doctors and medical treatment providers.

These forms include the following:

The form SSA-3367, Disability Interview Form (used by the CR to conduct the interview)

The form SSA-3368, Adult Disability Report (this form collects information about when your disability started, and where you have received medical treatent; for a child, the form SSA-3820, Child Disability Report, is used)

The form SSA-3369, Work History Report (for a child, a Child Function Report -- there are multiple form numbers)

The form SSA-3373, Adult Function Report (gathers details about your ADLs, or activities of daily living)

The form SSA-3380, The Third party function report (this form gathers information about your activities of daily living from whomever your designate as your third party contact -- this individual could be a friend, neighbor, or relative and this individual should be chosen carefully since they essentially be asked how your condition affects your daily life and how it may limit your ability to do basic tasks.

The form SSA-827, Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration (sent to all the doctors, hospitals, and clinics that you list as part of your history of receiving medical treatment).

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

Social Security Disability Medical Evaluation Form, Can A Doctor Be Forced to Complete One?
Disability Attorneys- Will they do your forms for you?
What to do (forms to complete) if you receive a Denial on a Social Security Disability or SSI Case
How does a Medical Source Statement (RFC Form) help win a Social Security Disability or SSI Claim?
What Forms will I need to Complete when I apply for disability?
Will surgery on limbs give you a chance of getting disability?
The regulation for SSDI Retroactive Benefits?

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.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
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?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria