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United States


To apply online: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityssi/apply.html

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Hard of hearing: 1-800-325-0778.

If you go to your local Social Security office, call first to make an appointment.


Disability can take 3-5 months, or longer. To help expedite the process, have the following information readily available:


To apply for yourself:


  • Social security number and proof of age
  • Contact information for doctors, case workers, healthcare workers, and any others who have helped take care of you. You will also need dates of these visits and treatments.
  • Names and dosages of all medications.
  • Medical records from doctors, hospitals, clinics, health care facilities.
  • Laboratory and test results.
  • Summary of where you worked and what kind of work you did.
  • Most recent W-2 form; if you are self employed, your most recent tax return.



To apply on behalf of a loved one:

  • Social security number and proof of age.
  • If you are helping a spouse apply, have your marriage certificate readily available. If applicable, provide dates of previous marriages.


A note about your documents: Documents must be originals or certified government copies. The Social Security Administration will make copies of your documents and return the originals to you. You can send the documents in the mail or deliver them in person.


To find your local Social Security office: o help you find your local Social Security office: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp


To help you prepare for your application and interview: The Social Security Administration has a Starter Kit available: http://www.ssa.gov/disability/disability_starter_kits.htm



What to do if you are turned down for disability: www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10041.pdf





To apply for disability benefits: