Tuesday, March 2, 2010

7 Keys to your Social Security Disability Application

Cincinnati social security disability Attorney gives 7 tips to help you with your social security Disability application:

Social security disability puts out much information , but a lot of it does not tell you what you really need to do to assure your best chance for winning your social security disability application. Read this to learn what to do.

1. How to Apply

There are two ways that you can apply for disability benefits. You can:

Apply at www.socialsecurity.gov; or
Call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, to make an appointment to file a disability claim at your local Social Security office or to set up an appointment for someone to take your claim over the telephone. The disability claims interview lasts about one hour. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on business days. If you schedule an appointment, a Disability Starter Kit will be mailed to you. The Disability Starter Kit will help you get ready for your disability claims interview. The Disability Starter Kit is available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability.

2. When should I apply and what Info do I need

You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. It can take a long time to process an application for disability benefits (three to five months). To apply for disability benefits, you will need to complete an application for Social Security Benefits and the Disability Report. You can complete the Disability Report at www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityreport. You also can print the Disability Report, complete it and return it to your local Social Security office. Social security may be able to process your application faster if you help us by getting any other information we need.

The information we need includes:

Your Social Security number;
Your birth or baptismal certificate;
Names, addresses and phone numbers of the doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and clinics that took care of you and dates of your visits;
Names and dosage of all the medicine you take;

Do not delay applying for benefits if you cannot get all of this information together quickly. Social security will help you get it.

3. The most important person you need:

A competent treating doctor that does examinations and tests and is willing to support you.

4. The most important piece of evidence you need:

A residual functional capacity form, filled out by your doctor, that shows what your physical restrictions are.

5. The second most important piece of evidence is a mental fuctional capacity evaluation, filled out by your doctor, that talks about any concentration , mental or emotional disorders.

6. A consistent documentation of ongoing medical care.

7. If you get denied hire a great social security attorney to negotiate all the pitfalls and traps and represent you at a hearing in front of the federal administrative law jugde. They will usually only charge a fee out of any back benefit. So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

by Cincinnati social security disability attorney Anthony Castelli .Call Toony today at 1-800-447-6549 for the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.