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  • Writer's pictureDan McCaskell, PhD

What is involved in the Social Security disability application process?

The process of applying for Social Security Disability Benefits can be stressful. It's important that you have someone who understands the difficulties you are facing. But more that that, you need someone who is qualified to answer questions and help you throughout the entire process from application to winning your case and every thing in between.

What you can expect when applying for Social Security disability.

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits requires extensive information about you, your injury or illness, your medical records, and your work history. The more accurate and specific you can be in your application, the greater the chance it will be approved. To know what the Social Security Administration wants and how to present it is difficult.

We are highly trained and experienced in the process, which will benefit you.

  • Medical history: The Social Security Administration will want the names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of service for all the doctors, hospitals, and clinics you've seen for your injury or illness. We will provide the forms that pertain particularly to you for your physician to complete. Furthermore, we will work with your medical providers to ensure they provide all your medical records and other information.

  • Work history: Your application must include a complete work history that describes all the jobs you have held over the past fifteen years. The examiners will want to know if your injury or illness prevents you from doing the type of work you have done previously.

  • Personal/educational history: Your age at the onset of the disability and your level of education may both have a bearing on whether you will be considered disabled. The Social Security Administration recognizes that individuals over the age of 50 and those with a high school education (or less) have more difficulty with retraining and finding new employment.


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