Most of the application can be filled out online, and if you’re having any trouble with your social security disability application, any social security representative can come out and help you. card from the social security office
That said, though the SSA can help, you will almost certainly have much better luck working with an advocate. A disability advocate can help you with both the application process and if necessary the appeals process. A large percentage of applications are initially denied, so you are likely to need help with an appeals process.
Moving on with the application process, in special circumstances parents can apply for children that can’t apply for themselves. Blind, deaf, or disabled children can have their parents apply for them. Or, other third parties can apply for children.
You will need certain elements when you apply. Please be sure to bring these to the SSI office, or to submit digital copies if you elect to file online:
You will need the following:
You need to bring your social security card or an official record or copy of your social security number.
You will need to bring your birth certificate or another valid proof of age.
You will need verifiable proof about where you live like a mortgage or lease statement.
You will need information about your income like payroll slips, insurance accounts, and burial fund records, including how much money you earn and a list of your assets.
You will need all the contact information for the nurses, doctors, and hospitals you’ve visited.
You will need proof that you’re a U.S. citizen.
You will need a checkbook or account statement for your bank.
These crucial pieces of information are necessary to get a social security application filed. This information will needed to help to prove that you really do qualify for disability benefits. It will also prove that you are who you say you are, and not someone attempting to falsify an application.
Once you’re approved (if you’re approved), you will get all your payments electronically. This is easy and convenient for people that are disabled and can’t go to the bank to get alternate payments. They get the money deposited straight into their account through direct deposit, the Direct Express card program, or an Electronic Transfer Account.
If you disagree with any decision, you can appeal it because you may have actually deserved Social Security Disability payments but didn’t get them. No one’s right the first time all the time, or there wouldn’t be an appeals process. Don’t get discouraged if you get turned down. There might be some legitimate reasons why it didn’t turn out all right, or there could have just been technical errors. A parent or guardian can help you if you’re too young to understand it.
Believe it or not, technical errors are one of the most common reasons for applications being denied. The last thing you want is to be denied benefits you deserve simply due to a filing error!