Disability Advisors
Social Security Disability Guidance

Initial Application

How to Apply



Social Security Disability Benefits are awarded to individuals who have a qualifying condition that is severe enough to prevent employment in any regular paying job for at least one year or result in death. Eligibility is based on whether the individual is physically or mentally capable of performing a job that is generally available in the national economy.

If you are confused whether or not you might qualify, give us a call or fill out our FREE evaluation form and we will contact you. Although we can help you improve your chances of approval at the Initial Level, you can apply without our help.


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To assess eligibility at the Initial Application claim level, Social Security Administration asks for complete and accurate information about your:

  • Medical History
  • Work History
  • Education Level

You may also be asked to submit to a consultative exam with a doctor contracted with Social Security Administration.


To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, please gather the following documents and information:

General Information:

  • Military Service discharge information (Form DD 214) for all periods of active duty
  • W-2 Form (or your IRS 1040 and Schedules C and SE if self-employed) from last year
  • Social Security Number(s) for your spouse and minor children.
  • Checking or savings account number and bank routing number, if you want Direct Deposit for your benefit checks.

Medical Information:

  • Name, address and phone number of someone we can contact who knows about your medical conditions and can help with your claim.
  • Names, addresses, phone numbers, patient ID numbers, and dates of treatment for all doctors, hospitals, and clinics. 
    NOTE: You may want to refer to your Medical Records.
  • Names of medicines you are taking and who prescribed them. 
    NOTE: You may want to have your medicine bottles available.
  • Names and dates of medical tests you have had and who sent you for them.

Employment Information:

  • Types of jobs and dates you worked for your last five jobs.
  • Information about any insurance or workers' compensation claims you filed, such as claim number and name, address and phone number of insurance company.


It is very important you fill out Social Security Administration’s form with as much detail as possible. The more proof you have of your disability and inability to work, the better your chances will be towards receiving Social Security Disability Benefits from your initial application.

Disability Advisors can work with you to complete the application and ensure you have the best chance of receiving an approval of your initial claim. Based on industry data, over 65% of claimants are denied benefits at the initial level. Remember to all us immediately if you are denied.

To get the guidance you need, call us today at 800-249-7507.