Applying for Disability

Applying for Disability

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
4:59 PM

What’s the best way to apply????….
Some firms offer (heavily advertise) to apply for you. Ultimately you will still be doing all the work including gathering your doctor, medication, and past work information. They will mail you paperwork.  All that wastes time.  I recommend you applying online or at your local office.  It’s faster and if you are approved, I don’t receive any of your back pay. You only need somone representing you if you are denied, in my opinion.  Start your application with your local office online first.  Check below to see if you qualify to apply online.  Anyone can help you type the basic information if needed.  Then follow up with your local Social Security Administration  (SSA) either by phone or in person.  NOTE: If any part of your claim is for Supplemental Security Income  (SSI), you most likely will need to visit the local office to complete the application for SSI. (Not sure what SSI is…check the “INFO” section of this website.)
If you meet the following, you qualify to apply online (except for SSI) : Just click HERE.
(You will redirect to the official SSA site)
• Are age 18 or older;
• Are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record;
• Are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death: and
• Have not been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days. If your application was recently denied for medical reasons, the Internet Appeal is a starting point to request a review of the medical determination we made.
If you are denied contact my office and I will take it from there.  Call or visit the website. ww.sesserdisability.com or    www.sesserdisability.net  or CALL.