Application for Social Security Disability

How to apply for Social Security Disability

Getting Social Security Disability Benefits starts with filing an application in your local Social Security office. Unfortunately, local Social Security offices are closed during the COVID pandemic. If you are unable get to your local office, applications may be filed online or by phone. There are two separate benefit programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is for people with recent work histories, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for those who have not worked recently. You can apply for both SSDI and SSI on the same application. Applications should be filed when you become disabled. Consider applying as soon as you become disabled.

What do you need to apply for Social Security Disability?

When you apply, you will need the following:

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