How To Apply For Disability Benefits ( May 2013 )

You don't need an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. 1/3 of Applicants win their case just by filing an application and cooperating with the Social Security Administration. There are two ways to apply. You can apply online by going to ssa.gov. You will need basic information to apply online. You need dates of marriages and divorces. Names and dates of birth of your spouse and minor children. Tax forms from last year. Bank account numbers if you want to get paid by direct deposit. The name and contact information of a third person who knows you. The name, address and phone numbers of your doctors. A list of your medications. You will also need a list of your jobs for the last 15 years. If you don't want to apply online, you can go to your local Social Security office and an employee of that office will arrange for you to file your application with the help of the Social Security Administration. Regardless of how you plan to apply, I would be happy to answer questions and provide help for free until you are actually denied benefits. Save your money until you are actually denied benefits.