The disability application process is not difficult if you know what information you will be asked to provide. You will need to provide basic information concerning your medical and work history, as well as basic information including the date you first became disabled.
We recommend visiting the Social Security Administration (SSA) office closest to your home to complete your application in person so that you can be sure it is complete and filed. You can find your local SSA office by clicking here
. When you complete your application in person, be sure to ask the SSA representative for a copy of your application and Disability Report.
- Visit http://ssa.gov/applyfordisability/ and follow the prompts to apply.
- Once you supply your basic application information, you will be prompted to complete a Disability Report.
- Be sure to print out and save any confirmation screens from www.ssa.gov that indicates your application and Disability Report are complete.
- You will also need to print out, sign and mail to your local SSA office a form called the “Authorization to Release Information to Social Security - SSA-827“. Do this as soon as possible after completing the online application and Disability Report. Social Security must have this form in order to obtain your medical records.