Federal law requires the following strict definition of disability: Social Security pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. While some programs give money to people with partial disability or short-term disability, Social Security does not.
It can take as long as three to five months to process an application for disability benefits, so you should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. To apply for these benefits, you will need to complete an application for Social Security benefits and the Adult Disability Report. Our team is happy to assist you with your application, while possibly being able to process your application faster if you can provide us with important information. This may include, but is not limited to:
List of Medications
List of Medical Providers
Lab, Hospital, or Therapy Reports
Certain family members of disabled workers can also receive funds from Social Security. Please refer to each topic-specific page under the Benefits tab for more information.
Applying for Social Security can be an arduous, intimidating and daunting task full of paperwork and red tape. But, don't allow such obstacles to stand in the way of the benefits to which you are entitled.