Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I answer many e-mails each day. In this post I am going to try and answer some of the more common questions I get about how to do certain things as it relates to a Social Security Disability claim. I will post the question and then give you a link to the page on the Social Security Administration website where you can get your answer or handle the task you are looking to do. One question that is frequently asked is how do I apply for Social Security disability benefits. You can apply online at http://www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability/ . Another question I get is how do I get a copy of my earnings statement that shows if you have enough work credits to qualify for disability. You can get this information at the following link http://www.ssa.gov/mystatement/ . Another question I get is, how can you check the status of your application. You can check the status of your application here https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/IAPS/applicationStatus . I am also frequently asked how do I find my local SSA office and phone number. You can get this information at this link https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/FOLO/fo001.jsp . Sometimes people ask me how do they get a new Social Security card and you can find this information at http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ . If you think your Social Security number was stolen and is being used by somebody else you can find information on what you can do at this link http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10064.html . Many of you have questions about supplemental security income also known as SSI and the following link can answer many of your questions http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/links_ssi.htm . All of the above links are from the SSA website. You can find many other answers you are looking for at this website and the homepage is http://www.ssa.gov/ . What you will not find on the Social Security website is information and tips on how to win your SSDI or SSI claim. To find this information you can visit my website on Social Security Disability. On my website, you will find information on how to apply for SSD and SSI. I also provide valuable tips and information about disability and how to give yourself the best chance to win. You will also find pages on specific medical conditions and how they are handled by Social Security. If there is any questions you cannot find the answer to on my website you will also find a way to contact me to ask your specific questions. If you decide you want representation you will also find on my website a way to contact me to represent you or I can also help you find a local lawyer if you prefer. I hope you found the links on this page helpful and know if you visit my website you will find a lot of useful information for your disability claim.