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When Should You Apply for Social Security Disability?

Arkansas Social Security Lawyer

According to the Social Security Administration, you should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled, bearing in mind that a disability application may take a long time to process. To apply, you must provide the following:

Application for Social Security benefits Adult Disability Report

Your application may be expedited if you provide the following information to your local Social Security Office:

Social Security Number Birth Certificate or Baptismal Record Names, addresses and phone numbers for all medical providers and case workers that treated you for your disability and the dates of treatment Medication names and dosages for all medicines taken Medical records in your possession Relevant laboratory and test results A summary of where you worked and the type of work you performed A copy of your most recent W-2 Form or your most recent federal tax return if you are self-employed

Keep in mind that additional information may be required as your application is processed.

If your application is approved, and the state agency determines, for example, that your disability began on January 15, your first benefit will be paid for the month of July. You should receive your July benefit in August.

If you or a loved one believe you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits and you have been denied, please call The Brad Hendricks Law Firm at 501-221-0444 to discuss your claim with a member of our Social Security Department, led by Caroline Lewis.


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