SSDI Application: As a state program run by the US government, Social Security handicap Insurance helps people who have lost their jobs because of a handicap.
Some parts of it can be hard to understand, so if you want to know how the program works and how to apply, we can help.
What is SSDI?
SSDI is meant to help people who can’t work because of a qualified disability by giving them money. The amount of SSDI payments a person gets is based on their work history and earnings record.
As soon as they are accepted, recipients get regular payments to help with medical and living costs. The process of applying for SSDI can be hard because it requires medical proof and evaluations of the condition and how it affects the person’s ability to work.
If an application is turned down, there is a way to ask for it to be looked at again.
What forms do I need to fill out?
In order to properly apply to the program, and while waiting for approval, the following papers must be sent:
- A birth record or other proof of birth
- Proof that you are a US citizen or have a legal right to be in the US
- US military release papers from a soldier who served before 1968
- Last year’s W-2 forms and/or tax reports for your own business
- Any physical proof that the person already has
Proof that you got temporary or permanent workers’ compensation benefits, such as award letters, pay stubs, settlement agreements, or settlement agreements.
What kinds of personal information do you need?
To properly apply to the program, and while waiting for acceptance, you will need to give these and other information:
- Number of the Social Security card and the date and place of birth
- Name, Social Security number, and birthdate or age of a spouse, living or dead.
- When and where the marriage and breakup took place.
- Names and times of birth of all children under 18 years old.
- For electronic payments, you will need your bank’s Routing Transit name and account name.
- Sending the papers by mail
They can be sent to the Social Security Administration, but they need to include the applicant’s Social Security number. Don’t put anything on the originals; the number should be on a different piece of paper inside the same envelope.
Files can be brought to a Social Security office if someone doesn’t want to mail them. There is no need to mail foreign birth papers or anything from the Department of Homeland Security.
Go to ssa.gov/applyonline forbenefits and look for more information.