If you believe that you have become eligible for Social Security Disability Hattiesburg MS, you may feel as though you are at a loss about what steps you need to take in order to apply for and receive benefits. In this article, we will discuss the steps that you need to take in order to successfully apply for Social Security Disability Hattiesburg MS.
Step 1- Review what qualifies as disabled.
In general, the Social Security Administration defines disabled as a condition that will temporarily or permanently impair your ability to work and provide for yourself or your family, that may or may not result in death. Many conditions are considered temporary conditions, but may still qualify for Social Security Disability Hattiesburg MS.
Step 2- Review the Social Security Disability Information Checklist to be sure you have all the necessary documentation.
It will be your responsibility to prove that you are actually disabled and unable to work before the Social Security Administration will even consider your application, so it is important to be sure that you include everything that is requested as soon as possible.
Step 3- Complete the Disability Report
There is a separate form depending on whether you are applying for yourself as an adult, or whether you are applying for a child so be sure to chose the proper form for submission.
Step 4- Complete the Permission to Release Information form
In order for your doctors to be able to release your information to the Social Security Administration, they must, by law, have your written permission. Leaving this form out can seriously delay your application and may result in your Social Security Disability Hattiesburg MS application being denied completely.
If you are not able to complete your application online for whatever reason, you also have the option to complete the application at your local Social Security Administration office. There you will have access to paper copies of all the necessary forms and application, as well as assistance with each step of the process and the ability to ask question and receive immediate answers from the employees of the Social Security Administration. If you do not have transportation, you also have the option to complete the application process over the phone.