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Social Security Disability Benefits Application 2018

Disability benefits are a necessity of life for many people. Maybe you had an accident that prevents you from working or a disability you were born with. Regardless of your situation, everyone deserves to live a quality life and disability benefits can assist in that.

Who Can Apply for Adult Disability Benefits Online

  • Those age 18 or older;
  • Those not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record;
  • Those unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death: and
  • Those that have not been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days. If your application was recently denied for medical reasons, the Internet Appeal is a starting point to request a review of the medical determination we made.

How to Apply For Disability Benefits

What Documents are Needed?

  • Birth certificate or other proof of birth;
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status if you were not born in the United States [more Info];
  • U.S. military discharge papers if you had military service before 1968;
  • W-2 forms and/or self-employment tax returns for last year;
  • Medical evidence already in your possession [more info]. This includes medical records, doctors’ reports, and recent test results; and
  • Award letters, pay stubs, settlement agreements or other proof of any temporary or permanent workers’ compensation-type benefits you received [more info].

What are the Advantages of Using the Online Application Process?

  • Start your disability claim immediately. There is no need to wait for an appointment.
  • Apply from the convenience of your own home or on any computer.
  • Stop and return to your saved application before submission.
  • Avoid trips to a Social Security office.
  • Complete the process online even if you live outside the United States.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive

  • Most SSDI recipients receive between $700 and $1,700 per month (the average for 2017 is $1,171)
  • The amount of money you will receive from Social Security on a monthly basis is unique for every individual. This is due to the fact that the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a complex weighted formula in order to calculate benefits for each person, up to the maximum benefit of $2,687 in 2017.
  • This is in addition to any private benefits you get from insurance or other sources.
  • If you receive money from any other government regulated disability programs this amount will be less.
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