You may apply for Social Security Disability benefits in person at your local Social Security Administration office, by phone, on-line, or by mail. If you choose to hire an attorney, this representative can file your application for you with your
The application requires you to provide information about your impairments, medical history, any health care providers you have seen, and your work and educational history. You will need military service discharge information, W-2 forms, Social Security numbers for you and your family and a bank account number. The application will also require that you provide information of family members or close friends who can assist with your claim, medications and other personal information. It is important to be thorough and honest when answering these questions as they are used to help the agency or an Administrative Law Judge to make the determination of disability in your case. It is recommended that you obtain representation to assist you with the application process.