Can You Obtain Your Work History From the SSA?

by | Aug 22, 2023 | SSD Application Process

Your work history is essential to be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you are wondering, ‘Can I get my work history from Social Security?’ the answer is yes, you can.

SSA can provide a statement of your employment history by completing a Request for Social Security Earnings Information form and paying a fee. However, you do not need to obtain your work history from the SSA before applying for SSDI benefits.

If you are unsure if you have enough work credits to apply for SSDI, contact a Disability Apply representative to assist you. We are knowledgeable and experienced with relevant work history requirements and can help ensure that your application is handled appropriately.

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Obtaining Your Work History From the SSA

The SSA will require you to provide employment history as part of their evaluation of your SSDI eligibility, specifically your ability to maintain gainful employment.

It may be difficult to remember everywhere you worked if you have worked for several employers throughout your career. Fortunately, the SSA maintains a record of your work history to help. This is because Social Security benefits are based in part on contributions you made through past withholdings of earnings from each paycheck.

To request earnings information from the SSA, you can download form SSA-7050-F4 from the SSA website or request a form in-person at your nearest Social Security office. You will need to complete the form, pay a fee, and mail it to the address provided in the form.

The SSA may take up to 120 days to process your request, which is why you need to act quickly when pursuing SSDI benefits. Then, the information you receive will include the years, names, and addresses for all employers during the years you specify.

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Completing Form SSA-3368

Once you have received your Social Security Earning Information, you will then need to complete Form SSA-3368 (Work History Report) and submit to the SSA. The report is used to describe your past job duties, skills, and experiences you gained from each job or position.

It is important to fill out the Work History Report as accurately and detailed as possible because the SSA uses the information to understand how your medical or mental condition might affect your ability to do work for which you are qualified. Specifically, the Social Security disability examiner will focus on the job duties and analyze your residual functional capacity (RFC).

Social Security benefits are awarded to those with a severe and ongoing medical condition that prevents them from performing their current job, a past job, or any other work you may be suited for. Analysis of your RFC is a significant part of the decision.

That’s why we recommend working with a Disability Apply representative when completing the Work History Report. A representative can answer any questions you might have while filing the form and provide you with guidance on how to improve your chances of being approved to receive disability benefits.

Every form the SSA requires in the disability application process is an important piece of the puzzle for your final decision. To ensure that your form meets the SSA requirements, get in touch with Disability Apply today to review your submission.

How Our Representatives Can Help You

Being approved for Social Security Disability benefits is often a complicated and confusing process. At Disability Apply, we simplify the complexity by helping you gather the necessary information to complete your application and guide you throughout the process to ensure that you meet all the SSA requirements.

Contact us to request a free case evaluation from our experienced disability benefits representatives. We can help you further understand how to get your work history from the SSA and ensure accuracy when completing necessary forms.

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