Frequently Asked Questions about the SSD Process

Do I need medical records from my doctor?

A lot of people file applications online, so they submit their medical evidence separately. You will be asked to provide contact names, phone numbers, and addresses for your doctors and treatment sources. You will also be asked about your work history, so be prepared to share this information.

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I won't need benefits for about 2 months. Can I wait?

Don't wait to apply for benefits. The application and decision process takes a lot of time, and you might not even be approved for benefits immediately. Apply for benefits as soon as you qualify. The Coye Law Firm wants to help you win benefits after your first application. Call our offices to speak with an attorney who can schedule you for a free consultation and guide you to a successful claim.

Where do I apply?

Apply for disability benefits online at the Social Security Administration's website, or explore our Qualifying & Applying for Social Security Benefits page. Applying for Supplemental Security Income is more in-depth and requires a personal meeting with a representative at a local social security office. Enter your zip code on their website to find an office near you .

How will I receive my benefits if my application is accepted?

Beneficiaries can receive their payments in the form of a check or through direct deposit. The checks are sent through the mail and payments are made monthly.

How long does it take to hear about my application?

Three to five months. You will receive a letter in the mail letting you know whether or not your benefits were approved or denied. To check the status of your application, you can look it up online or call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. The attorneys of the Coye Law Firm want to guide you through the disability process. If your claim has been denied, you need someone to fight for you and work within the Social Security Administration's complex appeals process. Call us today for a free consultation.

Does my SSI/SSD approval entitle me to any other benefits?

Yes. If your application for Social Security Disability benefits is approved, you can get Medicare coverage to help offset the cost of your medical care. Supplemental Security Income recipients can get Medicaid and food stamps to help them pay for essential services.

When will my benefits stop?

Your benefits continue for the length of your disability, until you return to substantial gainful activity, or become disqualified in any other way. When you reach retirement age, your Social Security disability benefits continue, but are called "retirement benefits" instead.

How the Social Security Administration verify information

When you apply for benefits, you will be asked to sign a document (either in person or online) that lets the Social Security Administration get records from your doctor. To verify your financial information, you may need to give the SSA copies of your tax returns or bank statements.

Do benefits change from month to month?

Not unless your income changes. Because SSI benefits are determined by deducting your income from a federal rate, your benefits will decrease if your income increases. SSD benefits are determined by your past work, so it is less likely that these benefits will change during your disability.

How long does the application for benefits from the SSA take?

The application for SSD benefits has three parts: the application itself, the disability report, and the form allowing your doctor to give medical information to the SSA. SSI also has three parts: the disability report, the form, and an interview either in-person or on the phone. Any of these steps can take a long time, especially the interview or mailing the form.

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