To start the process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you must complete and submit a Social Security Benefit Application, Adult Disability Report, and an Authorization to Disclose Medical Records to the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Benefit Application is the application submitting your claim, the Adult Disability Report requests information related to your disability, and the Authorization to Disclose Medical Records authorizes the Social Security Administration to obtain copies of your medical records from your healthcare providers.
You may complete the application and related forms online at www.SocialSecurity.gov or in person by calling the Social Security Administration office at 1-800-772-1213 and scheduling an appointment.
In order to avoid delay in processing your disability application, we recommend that you compile the following information and documents before you begin the application process, regardless of whether you are applying online or in person:
Visit our Social Security Disability Self Help page for further information.
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