How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

Once you decide to apply for benefits, you should gather your personal, medical and employment information as well as information concerning any other benefits you receive such as workers’ compensation or veterans’ disability (VA) benefits.

When you are ready, you can submit your application in one of three ways:

  • You can use the SSA’s online application form.
  • You can call the SSA and mail in your documents. The number to call is 800-772-1213 or, if you are hearing-impaired, 800-325-0778.
  • You can go in person to the nearest SSA office. Go here and type in your zip code to locate the right office.

Of course, one of our attorneys can assist you with submitting your application. We also can help you track down the information and documents you will need for your application, including obtaining a statement from your treating doctor.