What information do you need to apply for SSD?
The process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be complicated. That being said, you can make it easier on yourself by having all of your correct information gathered and organized. After you’ve decided to apply, your first step should be getting all this necessary information together as to avoid any unnecessary headaches. The requirements for social security disability can be broken down into two categories: information about you, and information about your work.
Information about you
Most of the information the Social Security Administration (SSA) will need about you is quite standard. You will need to gather your social security number and birth certificate, along with those of your spouse and minor children if applicable. If you want your social security disability benefits to be direct deposited, you will also want to have your banking information handy.
Next, you will need to organize your medical information. The SSA will need official documentation of all doctors visits related to your disability as well as all medication you are/have been taking and the doctor(s) who prescribed them. You should have a complete list of your medical providers and their addresses, and a list of your daily medications if applicable.
Information about your work
The information needed about your work is slightly more intensive as that is a large factor in determining whether you are eligible to receive benefits, especially if you are over the age of fifty.
You will need to gather all information regarding your past employment for fifteen years. This includes your work duties such as what you had to lift and how much of the day you spent on your feet. If it applies to you, you will also need to include a record of your time in the military. Lastly, you will need to document any kind of worker’s compensation settlements you may have.
Taking the time to gather all social security disability information ahead of time will not only streamline the application process, but will help to avoid errors and hassles throughout the process as well. We have a team of professionals who know the ins and outs of the application process, so if you’d like assistance, feel free to contact the Ladas and Hoopes Law Office at 231-744-6218 to find the support you need.