From tracking down medical evidence to completing confusing paperwork, the Social Security Disability (SSD) claims process can seem intimidating. But you don’t have to face the Social Security Administration (SSA) alone.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our Social Security Disability lawyers help thousands of Americans get their benefits every year, and we want to help you too. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of useful SSD forms and resources to guide you through the process of applying for SSD or appealing your denial.
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SSD Application Checklist
If you’re considering applying for SSD benefits, knowing what evidence the SSA requires is the first step to filing a strong claim. Download our printer-friendly SSD Application Checklist to help ensure you have the information you need to complete your application.
Social Security Disability Forms
The following forms can be helpful when filing your SSD claim or appeal:
- Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits
The online application for SSD benefits includes the Adult Disability Report, which allows you to submit your work and medical histories directly to the SSA.
- Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration (SSA-827)
You must fill out this form to allow SSA and Disability Determination Services (DDS) officials to access evidence of your medical condition while considering your application for benefits.
- Disability Report – Appeal (SSA-3441)
This form allows you to request an appeal if you were denied SSD benefits for medical reasons.
- Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge (HA-501)
Use this form if your decision letter from the SSA requires a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.
- Request for Reconsideration (SSA-561)
Often filed in addition to the SSA-3441 and SSA-827 forms linked on this page, this form allows you to request the SSA reconsider their denial of your claim.
Helpful Links and Publications
Visit the links below to find additional information about applying for SSD benefits:
- Social Security Administration Home Page
- SSA Local Office Search
- SSA Qualification & Application Information
- SSA Qualifying Ailments List
- SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Hearing Office Locator
The SSA also offers several informational electronic booklets about the Social Security program, the benefits offered by SSD, and how the application and appeals processes work. For a full list of SSA publications and access to their audio publications online, click here.
If you need answers to your questions about getting disability benefits, our Social Security Disability lawyers are here to assist you. Call Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin today at (800) 477-7315 or fill out our free online form 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get help now.