Where do I start when applying for Social Security disability benefits? First, consider going to the Social Security Administration website (ssa.gov) to determine if you meet the basic required criteria for disability. There are three basic ways to apply for benefits: on the phone, online or in person. The Social Security Administration toll-free telephone number is 1-800-772-1213. They are open 7a-7pm.
Disability does not mean that you cannot currently work or that you can no longer work ever again. Each claim is fact specific. There are certain requirements a claimant must meet before being approved for benefits. You should consult with a lawyer if you have questions. Consider calling us at The Nomberg Law Firm. 205-930-6900. We will be glad to discuss your situation with you.