Navigating the process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be overwhelming. While many resources offer a basic overview, Apex Disability Law aims to provide you with a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that leaves no stone unturned. Let’s dive in.
Options for Applying
You have multiple avenues for submitting your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits:
- Online Application: Ideal for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) applications.
- Phone Application: Call Social Security’s customer service at 1-800-772-1213.
- In-person Interview: Required for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications and optional for SSDI.
Before you even think about applying, gather the following:
- Employment history
- Medical records
- Income statements
- Medication details
- Personal identification
Forms You’ll Encounter
After filing your initial application, expect two crucial forms:
- Work History Report: This delves into your past employment, focusing on the last 15 years. It assesses the nature of your work, why you left, and the physical and mental demands of your jobs.
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Form: This is a deep dive into how your disability affects your daily life. It’s not just a form; it’s a narrative of your struggles and limitations.
Apex Disability Can Elevate Your Application
We don’t just help you fill out forms; we ensure that they tell your story in a way that resonates with the SSA (Social Security Administration). We consult with your healthcare providers to obtain medical evidence substantiating your condition.
Patience is a virtue you’ll need. The decision process can take anywhere from six to twelve months. However, with Apex Disability Law by your side, you’re not just another application in the pile; you’re a priority.
If you’re contemplating applying for Social Security Disability benefits, don’t go it alone. Apex Disability Law is here to guide you through each step, ensuring that your application isn’t just another number but a compelling case for your needs.
Ready to take the next step? Contact Apex Disability Law for a free consultation.