Tips for Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits

Dealing with the Social Security Administration, can be a headache and a hassle if you have never head to deal with them before, and do not know what to expect during your application process. This article will give you an idea of what to expect, and how to prepare for your visit so that it will go as smooth as possible. 

There are several things to know and to think about ahead of time when filing for Social Security Disability Benefits. First, find out ahead of time, the documents that you will need to have submitted to the Social Security Administration for them to make an accurate and timely decision on your case. If it is something that you have to pay for, ask that the Social Security Administration request the document on your behalf because they will pay for the expense of this.  

The second thing you will want to be aware of, is the deadline that they give you to have all of these documents in. If they give you a deadline of two weeks and one of the documents will take three weeks to get to the Social Security Administration Office, you will want to let your case worker know right away so that the mail delay will not count against you.

If you are filing online, for your Social Security Disability Benefits, make sure that you carefully look at the list of things that they will be asking about at the beginning of the online process, because you will need to have access to everything that they need when applying online before you start the process. This information, can be found on their website at

If you need your forms in another language or you need an interpreter to communicate your needs and your situation for you, call and request one ahead of time. You can also ask that someone help you in filling out your forms if you are confused by what they are asking and just need someone to help clarify the information that they are asking you for. This is a service that is provided by the Social Security Administration.

If after reading this article, you are still confused or still have unanswered questions, You can call their toll free customer service call center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at (800) 772-1213.