A) The Initial Application for SSD or SSI Benefits
Your application for Social Security Disability benefits should be presented in an organized way that shows that you are unable to work. The information about your medical, work and educational background must be provided to the Social Security Administration in a way that clearly shows that you are disabled. Vrsecky Law Firm can help you gather, review and prepare your information to file your first application for Social Security Disability benefits. Let us help you get it right the first time.
B) Information You Need To Apply for SSD or SSI Benefits
When you apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, the Social Security Administration will need the following information:
The Social Security Administration will review all of your medical records, focusing on those records that relate to any diagnoses relevant to your claim for disability benefits. Your records have to be presented in a way that convinces the Social Security Administration that you are actually disabled and unable to work to support yourself and your family.
In order to determine if you are truly disabled, the Social Security Administration will look closely at your work history and the type of jobs you had in the past. They will decide if your current disability prevents you from doing jobs you did in your past or other kinds of jobs for which you are qualified. If you are only qualified for jobs that your disability prevents you from doing, the Social Security Administration will need that information prior to making their decision about your application for disability benefits.
Education: The Social Security Administration will consider your educational background when making a decision on your application for disability benefits. If you have a college degree, you may qualify for jobs that do not require physical activity. If that is the case, the Social Security Administration will decide if you have the education or training to work in a new field or a new type of job.
C) Preparing Your File for Your Initial Application
One of the most important things you can do during the process of applying for Social Security Disability is to make sure that your application if thoroughly prepared for review by the Social Security Administration. As your attorney, we will help you navigate the application process by preparing and presenting your application in a way that highlights the details that will support your claim for disability. If you claim is denied, we will be ready to file the necessary documents to guide you through each step of the appeal process.