Starting the Process of Filing for Social Security Benefits

06/12/2013 // Wright Disability Firm // Wright & Wright // (press release)

When seeking to initiate a filing for Social Security benefits many applicants don’t know where to begin. The process can be started online or at a local Social Security office if one is applying for Social Security Disability Insurance; however, those applying for Supplemental Security Income must begin the process in person.

What to Expect When Contacting a Local Social Security Office

Visiting a local Social Security office can be the simplest route to take to get an application started for both SSDI and SSI benefits. The office will determine which program an application should be filed under. After one notifies the Social Security office of their wish to file, an appointment for an interview will be arranged. The interview may be conducted in person, or over the phone if requested.

What Are the Next Steps?

Multiple forms will have to be filled out, which vary according to whether one is applying for SSDI or SSI. After one files the required forms, Social Security will begin the disability evaluation process to determine whether an applicant qualifies for benefits. To help ensure that simple errors do not impede an applicant from having the best chances of seeing a successful outcome, working with an experienced disability lawyer or advocate may be necessary.

Wright & Wright, America’s Social Security Disability Firm? is available to provide effective advocacy for those seeking professional support to file a claim and can work with clients throughout the entire process. Individuals who need help at any stage of the approval process for Social Security benefits can contact the firm today and request a free disability case evaluation.

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