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What information do I need to apply for SSD benefits?

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2019 | Social Security Disability, Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration receives thousands of applications for disability benefits each year, and many of these applications get rejected. However, applicants who provide complete information about their illness and employment are much more likely to get approved.

The application for Social Security disability benefits can be complicated, so it is important to gather all the information you need to include in your application in advance. First, you will need to include personal information, including your birthdate, place of birth, Social Security number. You will also need to provide the same information for your spouse and any of your minor children. You may also need to provide banking information if you want your benefits to be deposited electronically into your account.

The most important part of the application process is the part where you discuss your medical condition. You will need to provide detailed information about your condition, past medical treatments, healthcare providers, and medical tests. Generally, you will need to provide a complete account of what treatments you received relating to your condition, when you were treated, who treated you, and what you were prescribed. You will also need to provide contact information for all doctors and hospitals you treated with.

Finally, you will need to provide information about your work history. A detailed account of your earnings this year and last year, employer information, a copy of your Social Security Statement, and a list of up to 5 jobs that you have held over the past 15 years before your disability made you unable to work. You will also need to provide information about workers’ compensation and other benefits you filed.

Providing accurate and thorough information on your SSD benefits application is essential to have your application approved by the SSA. A disability benefits attorney may be able to help you with the application process and give you the best chance at success.


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