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How to Apply

What Do I Need to Do to Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are three ways to apply for disability benefits. First, you can apply in person at your local Social Security office. To find the office nearest you and schedule an appointment, call 1-800-772-1213. Second, you can apply over the phone by calling the same number. Third, you can apply online at


Applying for Social Security Benefits can be a lengthy process. To receive Social Security Disability benefits, your disability must be supported by medical evidence.

The Social Security Administration may request the following to help determine if you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance:


  • The names, addresses and phone numbers of the doctors, hospitals and clinics that took care of you and the dates of your visits
  • Medical records from your doctors, therapists, hospitals and clinics
  • Laboratory and test results


When you apply for Social Security benefits, you will need the following information:


  • A certified copy of your birth certificate
  • Your W-2 form (if you worked)
  • Workers’ compensation information, if any
  • The Social Security number(s) for your spouse and children


When applying for Social Security benefits, consider working with a Social Security attorney, lawyer or advocate.

Representation can increase your chances of winning your case and maximize the benefits due to you by the SSA. Contact the Law Office of Rebecca Sposita, PLLC for a free case evaluation to discuss your options.