If you have a condition that makes working full time impossible, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. You may be asking yourself, how do I apply for disability? If you are asking yourself you have come to the right place.

File Your Initial Application Either Online or In Person

We recommend filing your application either online or in person. This is not only the quickest way to get your application submitted, but the safest. Often mailed in paper applications will go astray or get lost in Social Security’s mail room. You do not want this to happen to your application. Here is a list of all the information you will need to file your initial disability application.

How to File For Disability Online

If you have access to a computer, filing online is a great option. To file online visit SSA’s website here. Carefully read and fill out each question on your application. Any errors or inconsistencies can delay your decision by several months. Be as thorough as you can when listing your doctors and work history. The more information Social Security has, the more likely you are to be approved.

How to File For Disability In Person

If you do not have access to a computer or don’t feel confident with your online application, you may also file in person. To file in person go to your local Social Security office. Click here for an office locator tool to find the closest office to you. You may want to call ahead to make an appointment beforehand as often Social Security’s offices are quite busy.

Work With Social Security to Get Your Medical Records

When you initially apply for disability benefits, Social Security will attempt to get your medical records. Medical records are the number one piece of evidence needed to determine if you are disabled. Without them getting approved for disability will be very difficult. We recommend if you can to gather your medical records yourself and submit them to Social Security.

Hire Utah Disability Lawyers

Having an experienced disability attorney can make the difference between winning and losing benefits. They will ensure your application is filed correctly. They will also ensure that Social Security has everything they need to approve you for benefits. If your claim needs to go in front of a judge your attorney will represent you at your hearing. There is $0 up front and we will only accept a fee if we are able to get you benefits. Call today for your free consultation.

 

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