Social Security Disability Application
You can and should pay a very active and integral role in ensuring that your claim is processed accurately and quickly. Our best is advice is to keep good records that document you symptoms of your illness or injury and how those affects your daily activities before you apply. Then provide this information to the Social Security Administration when you file your claim. Some tips to help your through your application process are:
- Document your symptoms: Use a calendar and write down brief notes about how you feel each day.
- Help your Doctor Help You: Make sure you talk to your doctor about all of your symptoms and conditions so that he can records that in his medical records which will be a part of the record in your case. If you don’t tell your doctor, then it’s not documented in your case. Talk to your doctor about all your symptoms especially those that are hard to document such as pain, fatigue, depression, and anxiety.
You can apply for benefits several different ways.
First you can visit your local field office. You do not have to call and make an appointment to apply but it is advisable and may cut down on your waiting time.
Second, you can apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov.
Third, you also can call us toll-free at1-800-772-1213 to ask for an appointment with a Social Security representative.
Parents or guardians usually can apply for blind or disabled children under age 18. In some cases, other third parties can apply for children.
You should bring certain items when you apply. Even if you do not have all of the things listed below, apply anyway. The people in the Social Security office can help you get whatever is needed. Please bring:
- Your Social Security card or a record of your Social Security number;
- Your birth certificate or other proof of your age;
- Information about the home where you live, such as your mortgage or your lease and landlord’s name;
- Payroll slips, bank books, insurance policies,
You can speed up the process by being as prepared as possible before contacting the SSA. Remember that the SSA is a huge governmental organization that needs a lot of information about you. If you do some of the legwork and preparation, the whole process can proceed smoothly.
You are responsible for submitting the necessary evidence to support your claim. The SSA will assist you by telling you what evidence is required to establish your claim and how you can obtain that evidence.
Contact Us and let one of our Dallas / Fort Worth Social Security Attorneys assist you in obtaining the benefits you deserve.