You have several ways to apply for Social Security disability benefits. If you retain a qualified Macomb County Social Security lawyer, he or she will be able to answer any of your questions regarding the application process.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) gives you three options to apply for Social Security disability benefits
To apply for SSI or Social Security disability by telephone or in person, you must first contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. If you decide to visit a Social Security office to fill out the application, the operator at the 800 number will:
When you apply over the phone, you will be given a date and the exact time when you will receive a phone call from a Social Security office worker, who will take your application over the phone. The SSA will mail this application to you for you to sign.
If you wish to apply online, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/adult.htm. There is no option to complete an online application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – SSA’s other disability program, but you can fill out one of the required supporting documents, the Adult Disability and Work History Report, on the website.
It is important to give SSA all the information it requests in a prompt, transparent manner. Your Macomb County Social Security lawyer will counsel you to always tell the truth. Do not make the mistake of overstating or dismissing your disability.
As you fill out the Disability Report, a form that SSA requires you to complete when you submit the application, be sure to specify how your medical impairment prevents you from working. If you’re under age 50, you must demonstrate how you can no longer do any job you have performed in the past 15 years and why you are unable to do an easy full time job.
Claimants seeking SSD can benefit from an experienced Macomb County Social Security lawyer who knows how to handle the application process. For prompt legal representation, please call the J.B. Bieske and Jennifer Alfonsi, Attorneys at Law, at 1-800-331-3530. The initial consultation is free.