Social Security Disability Application Information
Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may feel like an overwhelming task. The SSDI application process requires a great deal of paperwork, in addition to the time and effort it takes to gather the medical and administrative documents you will need to substantiate your claim.
At Phillips Disability, P.C., we understand that for many people, the steps in this process are not completely clear that's why we offer Social Security Disability form help. Our attorneys are familiar with the SSDI application process, and we want to make sure that you get the benefits you deserve.
Call Phillips Disability at 1-800-503-2000 today or fill out our online evaluation form to get started.
Before You File A Claim
Prior to submitting a claim to the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must be prepared to prove that your condition will prevent you from working for 12 months or more. This could require documentation from treating physicians, medical records, and additional evidence.
Gathering these items including personal identifying records, such as a birth certificate, W-2 forms and/or self-employment tax returns is the first step you must take in the SSD application process.
Submitting A Claim
SSDI claimants have the option of submitting an application electronically on the SSA's website or at an SSA office closest to their location.
After submitting all the necessary documentation, an interview will be scheduled. This interview will be performed at a local SSA office or over the phone, if the applicant chooses.
The forms necessary to apply for SSDI include Form SSA-16-BK and Form SSA-3368-BK, Adult Disability Report.
Appealing A Denial
Many applicants find that their SSDI claim has been unfairly denied. It may be a denial based on a technicality or for any reason the SSA feels the claim is not appropriately substantiated. This is not uncommon, but there is hope.
Claimants can file for reconsideration, and this must be submitted to the SSA in writing no later than 60 days after the initial decision was made. If the applicant is once again denied, a hearing before an Administration Law Judge (ALJ) allows claimants to make their case in person.
Finally, the Appeals Council will review a claim that has been denied after the ALJ conducts their review. It will issue its own decision, send the claim back to ALJ, or allow the ALJs decision to stand.
For SSDI Help, Turn to Phillips Disability Today
We know that, from start to finish, applying for disability insurance can be a long and tiring process. If an appeal of your claim is necessary, our attorneys are prepared to fight for the benefits you need and deserve.
Phillips Disability, P.C. SSDI lawyers serve clients throughout Arizona, Utah, California and New Mexico. As long term legal practitioners in these states, the lawyers at our firm know precisely how to ensure that disabled individuals present the best possible case to the Social Security Administration.
If you or someone you love is disabled and in need of SSDI form help, contact Phillips Disability, P.C., today for a FREE consultation today.
Simply fill out our online evaluation form or call 1-800-503-2000 to take the first step.