Social Security Disability (SSD) is a federal benefit designed to provide financial support for people with disabilities. While applying for SSD, it is important that you complete the paperwork as accurately as possible. Additionally, you need to provide supporting documentation so your application can be approved.
SSD application involves a lot of paperwork. Whether you are applying online or in person at the local Social Security Administration office, you will be required to complete a number of forms to get your application started.
Here are three forms you will be required to complete when applying for SSD:
A benefits application form
Your SSD application journey begins with this application. This form requires you to provide information regarding your birth, family history, citizenship, work and earnings history, veteran and employment status as well as the medical conditions that are causing your disability.
An adult disability report
This 11-page document is designed to gather comprehensive information regarding your medical condition, medical providers and overall ability to function. It is important that you are as comprehensive as possible when completing this report. You are encouraged to attach supporting documentation as applicable. Remember, the more accurate and complete your information is, the higher the chances of your SSD application getting approved.
A work history report
This form seeks to obtain information regarding your work history, education and training. You will generally be asked about the different types of jobs you have held in the past, along with a description of your job duties.
Social Security Disability provides financial relief to people who are no longer able to work – but disability approvals aren’t easy to obtain. If you’re struggling to get your SSD claim approved, it may be time to seek some experienced assistance.