How to Apply

If you are ready to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, a knowledgeable SSD attorney can help you with the application process. First-time applicants get the benefit of their attorney’s many years of experience helping clients improve their chances of SSD benefit approval. Your SSD lawyer will carefully guide you and review all of the aspects of application to prepare you for the various stages involved.

Getting Ready to Apply

As you prepare to apply for SSD benefits, talking to an SSD lawyer about the unique challenges of the application process can save you a lot of time and effort. Your attorney can be of valuable assistance with an inside view into the Social Security Administration’s review process. Before applying, your attorney can help you answer important benefit-related questions, such as:

  • Does my disability fall into one of the disease or injury categories set forth by the Social Security Administration?
  • What amount of SSD benefits am I entitled to?
  • What stages are involved in the application process?
  • What medical records/paperwork do I need to provide?
  • How long does it take to get an answer?
  • How do I go about appealing a denial?
  • What is the deadline for SSD application?
  • Are dependent benefits available?
  • How many chances do I have to appeal?

Navigating the SSD Application Process

In addition to giving you important details on what to expect when applying, your SSD lawyer can take the reins and handle the administrative steps. Whether you apply online (, over the phone, or in person, there are measures you can take to ensure your application is received and reviewed in the best manner possible.

To minimize the chance that your SSD application becomes one of the 7 out of 10 that get denied, consider hiring a lawyer right away. If you have already applied and been denied, an SSD lawyer can guide you through the appeals process to try again.

Ready to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income? Find an SSD attorney in your area today.