Application Process for SSD
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Applying for Social Security Disability can sometimes be confusing or frustrating, especially when you are unable to work and are in need of the benefits as soon as possible. The good news is that you do not have to try and navigate this entire process on your one. Disability Action Advocates is more than prepared to guide you through the application steps and can ensure that you fill out all the paperwork correctly, minimizing your chance of being denied. We have been able to save thousands of individuals time and frustration in the past and would be honored to help you do the same.
When you choose to work with our firm, you get the following benefits:
- Insight from more than 20 years of legal experience
- Services based on contingency fees (we don't get paid unless we win your case)
- Free, initial consultations to discuss your case
- Constant communication and updates when necessary
The experience and knowledge we have acquired over two decades allows us to prepare for and avoid the common pitfalls that can result in denied SSD benefits.
What information do I need for my application?
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) you will need:
- Dates of any marriages or divorces
- Names and dates of birth of any minor children and your spouse
- Military Service discharge information for all periods of active duty
- W-2 Form or IRS 1040 and Schedules C and SE (if self-employed) from the previous year
- Checking or savings account number and bank routing number (for direct deposit)
We understand that the application process can be very intimidating, especially with so much information and paperwork to get done. That is why our firm would like to extend our services to you during this time. Our Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyers can assist you during the application process and work to ensure that everything is done as efficiently as possible.
Learning About the SSD Process
To apply for Social Security Disability, you should obtain the necessary form by going to your local Social Security Administration office, which is located at 8581 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95826. You can also contact them by phone at (877) 274-5419 or via their website. It is important to learn as much as you can about the SSD process and eligibility so that the forms are properly filled out and all necessary documentation is provided. Even the slightest incorrect or missing information can cause your claim to be delayed for months or even denied.
If all is in order, you should hear from back within three to five months. If you are approved at this stage, you will begin to receive your monthly benefits as well as any payments you would have received if your claim had been approved on the date of your initial application. For example, if your approval process took 6 months from the date of your initial application, you will receive your first monthly payment plus a total of 6 monthly payments.
If your claim is denied and you feel it should have been approved, there are steps that you can take, such as requesting an appeal or hearing.
Would you like to discuss your case with Disability Action Advocates? Please reach out to us today to learn more or set up a free consultation.