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How do I apply for Social Security Disability (SSD)?

May 18, 2018

There are three ways you can apply for SSD benefits:

  • Online

    Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability. Review the Adult Disability Checklist, complete a Disability Benefit Application, complete the Adult Disability Report, and print and sign the Authorization to Disclose Information Form.

  • Over the Phone

    Call the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) toll-free number at (800) 772-1213. Make an appointment to file a claim at your local Social Security office or file over the phone. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call the SSA’s TTY number at (800) 325-0778.

  • At Your Local SSA Office

    Find your local office by using the Social Security Office Locator. If you choose to file for benefits at your local office, scheduling an appointment ahead of time may reduce your wait time.

The Appleton Social Security Disability Lawyers at Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham can help you prepare your claim for SSD benefits. Call us today (800) 775-1441.