You can either complete your application online, via phone, or in person with Social Security. The process and the questions remain the same. We always submit the application online, with the client on the phone, typically in their own home. This helps as much of the needed information may be available at home.
The information needed for the application consists of background information, medical information, and work history and education. The background information seeks to identify the claimant and establish benefit entitlement. Background information includes: name, address, date of birth, marriage details, social security numbers (including spouse), and information pertaining to your past earnings. Medical information seeks to identify the conditions, injuries, or illnesses the claimant suffers from and how it prevents them from working. Medical information includes diagnoses, treating doctors, hospital visits, medications, surgeries, and the relevant timeframes the individual received treatment. Work history and education seeks to establish what if any skillset and knowledge a claimant has attained throughout their life. Work history and education information includes the highest level of education an individual received and the work history for the 15 years preceding the inability to work, with details of the jobs performed and exertional requirements.
Once the application is completed and submitted, Social Security Administration will begin processing and request medical records from treating providers. The Social Security Administration will make an initial non-medical eligibility determination. Subsequently, the medical determination is typically made by a state agency contracted by the Social Security Administration.
Our firm offers legal assistance at the application stage. If you are unsure about any of the process, it is best to consult an attorney. Our team of lawyers offers free consultations and can potentially assist you through your Social Security Disability Claim. If you have been injured and can no longer work, call ACA Law at 570-348-0200 today. We fight for what’s right.