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How To Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits

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If you suffer from a disability, contact a Social Security disability attorney at Bridgman Law Offices at 704-815-6055.

Many individuals decide to apply for benefits without seeking assistance from a Social Security disability attorney. However, this strategy does not always pay off because many applicants are initially denied benefits due to mistakes that they make in their application papers. If you decide to move forward with applying for benefits, read the following information on watch the accompanying video to get a better idea on this process.

Online Applications

This convenient option allows you to fill out the application on the SSA’s website. You can save your work and return to it at a later date. The best thing that your Social Security disability attorney can tell you about this option is that you do not have to wait for an appointment to open up.

Telephone Applications

Many individuals find that a telephone application provides them with a more convenient option. Applicants must call (800) 772-1213 to schedule an appointment with a representative at a certain time and date. After the phone interview, you sign the documents to confirm the information exchanged between you and the representative.

In-person Applications

Before you can apply in person, you must call the Social Security Administration’s toll-free number (800) 772-1213. The SSA representative will inform you of your nearest office, provide you with directions if necessary and inform you of the documents that you need to bring with you to your appointment.

Common Themes

Regardless of the application method that you choose, you should be prepared to discuss a variety of information with your Social Security disability attorney about your impairments, how your medical condition has affected your ability to work and perform other tasks, your work history for the past 15 years and your treatment record. You will need to submit certain forms to the Social Security Administration, as well as documents to prove your identity and age. You may also need to provide a release to the SSA for your medical records.

Legal Assistance From A Social Security Disability Attorney

If you would like assistance with applying for Social Security benefits, contact a Social Security disability attorney from the Bridgman Law Offices by calling 704-815-6055.

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