There are three ways to apply for Social Security disability benefits, and experienced Evansville disability attorney Lane Siesky can guide you through the application process. The application options are: (1) via telephone; (2) in person, at your local Social Security office; or (3) via the Internet.
If you apply by telephone, the initial call must be made through the Social Security Administration’s phone number at 1-800-772-1213. You will receive a date and probable time to receive a return call. Be certain to be available to take this call. The details required by the application can be given by phone; the completed application will then be mailed to you for signature.
You may also go directly to your local Social Security office to submit your application after first contacting the Social Security Administration by phone at 1-800-772-1213 to set up a date and time to appear. You will also be told which documents to bring to the meeting. Directions to the office will also be provided.
If you wish to use the Internet to apply for Social Security disability benefits, begin by going to www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/. Social Security’s other disability program (Supplemental Security Income or SSI) is not application-accessible through the Internet, but the Adult Disability and Work History Report (one of SSI’s supporting documents) may be submitted via the Internet.
Benefit applications. There is nothing complicated about completing a Social Security application. The most important thing is to be clear and specific in your application. Do not try to exaggerate or minimize your disability, or provide unnecessary and superfluous details.
The Social Security Disability Report, which the Social Security Administration will require you to submit upon application, requires a statement of how your disability prevents you from working. Pay close attention to this. If you are under the age of 50, you must state why you cannot perform any job you have performed in the last 15 years, and why you cannot perform an easy full-time job. Evansville disability attorney Lane Siesky can assist you with this report.
For a free initial consultation with dedicated Evansville disability attorney Lane Siesky, do not hesitate to fill out the form on this page or call (812) 402-7700.