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
- Print and review the Adult Disability Checklist. It will help you gather the information you need to complete the application.
- Complete the Disability Benefit Application.
- Complete the Medical Release Form
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.