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What information do I need to apply for SSDI?

by | Oct 16, 2019 | Social Security Disability

If you have a disability that prevents you from working, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits in New York. These benefits are available if you have a qualifying disability. You will have to complete an application, which the Social Security Administration will review to ensure you do meet all the requirements to qualify for benefits. It is essential that you fully complete the application and provide all the information that the SSA requests. If you fail to do so, the SSA may deny your application even if you do qualify.

The SSA explains that you will need quite a bit of information to apply for SSDI. To begin with, you need information about your disability. This includes written confirmations from your doctor and other medical evidence of your disability. You will also need to provide contact information for your doctor or other care provider.

Since SSDI is also dependent upon your work history, you will need to provide information about your earnings and employers for the last 15 years up to five total. If you are in the military, you need to provide that information as well. Any workers’ compensation claims you have had also need to be included in the application.

You must also include personal information about yourself. This includes information about your bank accounts, marital status and general identifying information, including your Social Security number. You will have to provide documentation that includes medical evidence military discharge papers, settlement agreements, pay stubs, other proof of income documents, proof of citizenship and your birth certificate. This information is for education and is not legal advice.