How Do You File For Social Security Disability Benefits?

by | Aug 22, 2023 | SSD Benefits

The most common question we are asked is, “How do you file for disability?” If you are looking for information about how to begin your Social Security Disability (SSD) claim, you have come to the right place.

When you apply for disability benefits with the help of Disability Apply, we take the difficulty and confusion out of the application process by applying on your behalf!

We know the necessary information and tips to ensure that the application process goes smoothly. If you are looking for a stress-free approach to applying for Social Security disability benefits, contact us today to get started.

If you are seeking more information about how to file for disability benefits, keep reading for guidance on the grueling application process.

3 Points of Emphasis for a Disability Application

Keep in mind this information when applying for disability benefits.


Choose An Application Method

You can apply for Social Security disability benefits in one of the following ways:

  • By phone: Call the Social Security Administration (SSA) between 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • In-person: You can visit your local Social Security office to begin your application. Be sure to call beforehand to make an appointment.
  • Online: You can use the online application to apply if you are 18 years of age or older.

Information You Will Need

Before you begin your application, you must have access to all necessary information required by the SSA. You may need to provide evidence of the following information:

  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Marriage and Divorce (if applicable)
  • Names and Dates of Birth(s) of Children (if applicable)
  • Employment Details
  • Military Service (if applicable)
  • Bank Information
  • List of Medical Conditions
  • Doctors and Hospitals Information
  • Medical Records
  • Job History
  • Education

Documents You Will Need

The SSA will most likely ask you to provide the following documents to prove your eligibility for disability benefits:

You will have the option to mail your documents. If you do not feel comfortable mailing these documents, you may bring them to a Social Security office.

Find Help With Your Application Today!

Before you begin the Social Security Disability Benefits application, it is important to review your documents and ensure that you know how to file for disability before you begin. If you choose to apply online, you will also need to be ready to complete the Disability Benefit Application and a Medical Release Form.

We know that it can feel daunting and overwhelming to approach the application process alone. This is why Disability Apply is here to help. We created a program to help you with the application process and increase your chances of winning your claim.

Our agents are ready to help simplify the difficult application process! We have years of experience handling applications, we will work tirelessly with keen attention to detail for your application, and we’ll make sure you do not miss a single step in the timeline when applying for disability benefits.

We are ready to help! Contact us today to get started.

Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    1. Do you expect to be out of work for at least 12 months?

    2. Did you earn taxable income for 5 of the last 10 years?

    3. Are you currently receiving disability benefits?

    4. Have you seen a doctor within the last 12 months?

    5. Are you currently working with a disability advocate?

    Please be aware that SSDI and Unemployment are different. This information is for SSDI and NOT Unemployment.

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    One or more of your responses indicate that you may not qualify for benefits. Please email us at for further assistance.

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