How To File An Application For Social Security Disability Benefits

How To File an Application for Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits can be a time-consuming procedure, lasting up to two or three years from the time you file your initial application until you are given the opportunity to present your case to a court. For individuals who are unable to work, the wait can be extremely irritating and financially draining, and many people are forced to rely on family members or governmental aid programs to make ends meet.

The initial application for Social Security Disability benefits must be completed.  You can make an appointment to finish the application by calling your local Social Security office. If you want to apply for SSDI benefits, you can do it online as well.  You cannot now apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits online.

The application will request a lot of information from you, including details about your medical conditions and treatment.  You'll need to keep track of the prescriptions you've taken, doctors you've seen, and tests you've undergone.  Before beginning to fill out the application, we recommend gathering as much of this information as possible.

In rare cases, you, a friend, or a loved one may require assistance in filling out the application. Disability Law Office can assess your condition and determine whether they can help you file your initial application for disability payments.

The SSA will review the information you send once your application is submitted.  They will use that information to assess whether or not you are disabled under their regulations.


The one who believes that he/she meet the Federal Disability requirements is eligible to apply. Your family members may be eligible for assistance if you are unable to work due to a medical condition.

If you are unable to work owing to a medical condition, you are considered disabled under Social Security standards.

• We determine that your medical condition(s) prevent you from adjusting to other work; and

• You are unable to complete earlier tasks;

• Your handicap has lasted or will last at least one year or will result in death.

People who have worked long enough may qualify for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Was Your Initial Application for Disability Denied?

We may be able to assist you with the appeals procedure if your application is denied.  If you disagree with the SSA's decision, you can start this process.  Remember that roughly 70% of initial disability applications are refused.  Being denied disability benefits does not imply that you are not entitled to them or that your claim is weak.

Hiring an experienced Social Security Disability attorney will help your claim in this situation. Oregon Social Security Disability Attorney can investigate why the SSA ruled against you.  They can also present the SSA with current medical records as well as opinions from your doctors and other witnesses.

Contact us to learn more about the Social Security Disability claims procedure and the guide according to your specific situation.