How To Apply For Disability Benefits Online

If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, you may qualify for disability benefits. There are different ways to apply for Social Security Disability, but the process can be handled quickly and efficiently online. You can complete the online application at your convenience from the comfort of your home or from anywhere you have internet access.

To apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) online, the following must apply to your specific situation:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must not be already receiving disability benefits based on your own Social Security record.
  • Unable to work for a minimum of 12 months or have a medical condition expected to result in death.
  • Have not had a disability claim denied during the last 60 days. If your disability application has recently been denied because of medical reasons, the Internet Appeal can be filed to get a review of the medical determination started.

The details are found on the SSA website, which is If you have questions, you can call 1-800-772-1213 and speak with a representative.

How To Apply For Disability Benefits Online

How To Apply For Social Security Disability Online

To apply for disability benefits online, you will need to follow a few steps. Here are three steps to completing your disability application online and getting your claim reviewed by the SSA.

  • First, print and review the adult disability checklist. This checklist details the information that you will need to complete your application online. Information and documents that you will need include your date and place of birth, marriage and divorce details, names and birthdates for children who are younger than 18 and unmarried, ages 18 and 19 if a full-time student in a secondary school or became disabled before turning age 22. Employment history and income details, medical records and history, education and training details, and direct deposit information.
  • After you have gathered all the necessary documents, you will complete the disability application online. Documentation is essential for a successful disability claim. You will need to provide medical records, diagnoses, physician notes, surgical reports, and laboratory reports and test results.
  • You will need to complete the medical release form, which allows your healthcare providers to release your medical records to Disability Determination Services so they can review them and determine if you meet the criteria to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Consult With A Disability Attorney

If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, you should consult with a Social Security Disability attorney. Your odds of being approved for disability benefits increase significantly when you have legal representation pursuing your claim for you. Disability attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that your lawyer will not get paid until you are approved for disability benefits and awarded back pay. The SSA has regulations that determine how much attorneys or representatives can be paid for representing clients throughout the claims process. Get your free case evaluation today, so you can ensure your claim is on track.

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