Applying for disability benefits might seem like a complicated process, but we’re here to assure you that it’s not with help! An Orlando Social Security lawyer can help walk you through your application.
1) Understand If You’re Eligible For Disability Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) decides if you’re considered to be disabled. If you are out of work, and if your condition has significantly limited your ability to complete basic work activities, such as walking and sitting for at least a year, then you may be considered disabled.
The SSA also references a list of impairments in which you may be considered to be disabled. Be sure to review this list with an Orlando Social Security lawyer before beginning an SSDI claim.
2) Review the Requirements For Your Social Security Disability Claim
Once you and your lawyer have determined if you’re eligible for benefits, some of the information you’ll need to file your claim is as follows:
- Social Security number
- Proof of age
- Doctor names, addresses, and phone numbers, plus hospitals, clinics, and caseworkers that took care of you
- Medication names and dosages you’re taking
- Medical records
- A summary of your places of work and the type of work you completed
Review the Social Security Administration website for a full list of the information you need for your claim.
3) Fill Out Your Application
You can file your claim a few ways: by phone, online, and in-person under some circumstances. Filing your claim online is considered to be the quickest method. There’s no physical paperwork, and you can fill out the application on your own time.
Keep in mind, if you wish to apply for disability benefits in a language other than English, you cannot apply online. You must complete the application by phone, or with a Social Security office.
4) Make An Appointment With Your SSDI Lawyer
An SSDI lawyer might be able to help you start the application process in-person. Your lawyer can help answer frequently asked questions, provide additional information about claims, and what the next steps are. They’re on your side to help you through the process.
Contact Your Orlando Social Security Lawyer For Additional Assistance
You might have questions after reviewing how to submit your disability claim, and that’s OK. We understand, and we’re here to help. At Culbertson Law, we’re here to answer your questions and help you start your claim. Contact us for your free consultation today. We’re happy to help.