Applying for Disability Benefits: What You Need

If you have experienced a debilitating injury or condition that lasts longer than a year and prevents you from working, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. It is very important to fill out the application for benefits as fully and completely as possible, as this is your best chance to secure the benefits you need.

Before you fill out your application, make sure you have as much information as possible about your condition or injury. Try to gain access to the following items:

  • Information regarding your work history over the last 15 years.
  • Names and contact information for hospitals, doctors, specialists and other medical professionals you have seen related to your injury or condition.
  • Any medication you are taking, the doctor who prescribed it, the reason for taking it and any potential side effects.

After submitting these forms, you will receive more paperwork asking for a more detailed work report, an account of your daily life and some other information. The process can be complicated and confusing, but having this information ready at the beginning should help make the entire process run more smoothly. If you are denied SSDI benefits, then you have the opportunity to file an appeal. Our Tulsa, Oklahoma Social Security disability attorneys would be glad to work with you as you file an application or an appeal for benefits.

For more information on the disability benefits application process, contact an attorney for more information, or call us at (918) 587-0050. We provide free consultations.



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