How to Apply for Social Security Disability

How Do You Apply for Disability?

Applying for Social Security disability can seem like a tiring and arduous process, but if you know what to do, the process can become quite a bit simpler. Here at Parmele Law, we have extensive experience helping people apply for and win their Social Security disability cases. Contact us today if you have more questions or to set up a free consultation about your case.

At Parmele Law Firm, we are experts in social security disability law. With our experience, knowledge, and dedication, we have helped thousands of people like you win their social security disability claim. Contact us today for a free consultation!

First Steps

There are a few different ways for you to submit your Social Security disability application. The easiest way for most people is to submit their application online at You can also call the Social Security Administration toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or you can call your local office. Finally, you can go to your local office in person, if you’d prefer. Do whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Any of these methods work just as well as the other, the important thing is you apply for disability as soon as you believe you are eligible.

Important Factors

The most important thing you can do to improve your chances of getting approved for Social Security disability benefits is to make sure you provide all the necessary documentation and make sure all the documentation is accurate when you apply. Providing inaccurate documents could slow down the process greatly or prevent you from getting a favorable decision.

Another key factor to consider when you apply for disability benefits is your application date. The application date is an important factor in deciding the benefits you’ll be receiving. Sometimes, you can have previous applications reopened or the date you apply can lend credibility to your claim. You should apply as soon as you’ve decided you are no longer able to work. Of course, you must not be working full-time and you must attempt to get medical treatment to alleviate the issues that are preventing you from working. Once it’s determined you are unable to work, then it is time to apply for benefits.

We mentioned how important accurate documentation is, but you should also provide as much information as possible to hasten the decision-making process. Of course, you’ll need all the typical documents such as your birth certificate, proof of citizenship, and W-2 forms. Information about your work history, your doctors, and your hospitalizations are all essential information that will help your Social Security disability application. You should also get a residual functional capacity report from your doctor. This document details your conditions and how they affect your ability to work in a full-time capacity. This information is vital to your application getting approved as quickly as possible.

Contact a Social Security Disability Attorney

Here at Parmele Law, we have experienced Social Security disability lawyers who are ready to help you win your case. If your application for benefits has been denied, you shouldn’t give up hope. A Social Security disability lawyer can make the process much easier and less stressful. If you are in need of a Social Security disability lawyer, contact Parmele Law Firm today. We can give you a free consultation and determine what your options are. We’re happy to help.