File for Disability – Links to Application Forms
By: Disability Group (www.socialsecuritylaw.com)
If you are filing for social security disability benefits you can do most of the application work online. We’ve put together links to the most commonly used forms required to file a disability benefits claim. (If you have questions on how to fill out the paperwork, feel
free to contact our office at (800) 248-1100 or get a free case evaluation at: http://www.socialsecuritylaw.com/free-consultation/.)
If you believe you are eligible for disability benefits, you should file an application as soon as possible to preserve your application date.
It’s important to be thorough with your forms and list everything accurately the first time to save time in the application process. Social Security offices are under severe backlogs, you don’t want to fall further behind by making a mistake on your disability application or leaving information out.
When answering form questions it is important to be very specific about what you can and cannot do, as well as how your disability affects your capabilities. Your answers on these forms will be used in your claim later.
To apply for disability benefits online, you can start here: Disability Application Checklist
SSA-3373 Function Report-Adult: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/forms/ssa-3373-bk.pdf
This form tells Social Security what functions you can do and how your disability affects your daily activity.
SSA-3380 Function Report Adult-Third Party Form: http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-3380.pdf
This form is used when applying for disabilities on another person’s behalf.
SSA-3369 Work History Report: http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-3369.pdf
Social Security uses this report to determine what jobs you performed in the past. Remember, even if you are no longer able to do the work you did previously, you still may not be considered disabled if there are other jobs you can still perform.
If you are filling out paperwork on your own, remember that over 70% of initial applications are denied. Unfortunately many legitimate disability claims have to be appealed all the way to an Administrative Law Judge before being rewarded. The best strategy is to make sure you have the most accurate and detailed forms as possible so that your claim can be handled in a timely manner.
Disability Group has put together a quick 4 step questionnaire to help you determine if you may qualify for social security disability benefits.