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Applying for Disability Benefits

Posted on September 25, 2014Posted By Russell & Hill, PLLCPosted In SSD

What Information Do I Need To Apply For Disability Benefits?


All information provided by the Official Social Security Website

Applying for Disability Benefits – Information About You

  • Your date and place of birth and Social Security number
  • The name, Social Security number and date of birth or age of your current spouse and any former spouse. You should also know the dates and places of marriage and dates of divorce or death (if appropriate)
  • Names and dates of birth of your minor children
  • Your bank or other financial institution’s Routing Transit Number [more info] and the account number, if you want the benefits electronically deposited

Applying for Disability Benefits – Information About Your Medical Condition

  • Name, address and phone number of someone we can contact who knows about your medical conditions and can help with your application
  • Detailed information about your medical illnesses, injuries or conditions:
    • Names, addresses, phone numbers, patient ID numbers and dates of treatment for all doctors, hospitals and clinics
    • Names of medicines you are taking and who prescribed them
    • Names and dates of medical tests you have had and who sent you for them.

Applying for Disability Benefits – Information About Your Work

  • The amount of money earned last year and this year
  • The name and address of your employer(s) for this year and last year
  • A copy of your Social Security Statement
  • The beginning and ending dates of any active U.S. military service you had before 1968
  • A list of the jobs (up to 5) that you had in the 15 years before you became unable to work and the dates you worked at those jobs
  • Information about any workers’ compensation, black lung, and/or similar benefits you filed, or intend to file for. These benefits can:
    • Be temporary or permanent in nature;
    • Include annuities and lump sum payments that you received in the past;
    • Be paid by your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier, private agencies, or Federal, State or other government or public agencies; and
    • Be referred to as:
      1. Workers’ Compensation;
      2. Black Lung Benefits;
      3. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation;
      4. Civil Service (Disability) Retirement;
      5. Federal Employees’ Retirement;
      6. Federal Employees’ Compensation;
      7. State or local government disability insurance benefits; or
      8. Disability benefits from the military (This includes military retirement pensions based on disability but not Veterans’ Administration (VA) benefits.)

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