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3 Resources That Help You Plan for Your Social Security Disability Application

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Take a look at our preferred resources for information about SSD benefits applications so that you complete your paperwork correctly.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides funds to people who are temporarily or permanently unable to work due to disability. If this applies to you, you’re not alone. According to the SSA, one in four Americans experiences a period of disability before they are 67 years old.

To claim Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you must go through an extensive application process. Following instructions and providing backup documents are important. Often, individuals who would otherwise qualify for SSD are denied benefits simply because they fail to submit the necessary information to prove their disability.

If you need help, you can get advice from a Social Security attorney in your home state of Arkansas or Oklahoma. To get started on your own, have a look at the websites described below. These are resources that you can use when planning for your Social Securitydisability application.


The Social Security Administration offers a ready-to-print disability starter kit. The kit includes a fact sheet about whether you qualify for benefits. There’s also a checklist to help you apply online or prepare for a telephone or in-person interview with an SSD agent. Lastly, the kit includes a worksheet to draft medical and job information before you complete your official application.

After you use the starter kit, have a look at the SSA’s disability planner. It outlines what happens once you’re approved for benefits.


This agency reveals how to prove your SSD claim. While the SSA resources make the application process easier, the SSDRC site details what you have to show the government in order to support your request.

Specifically, the SSDRC shows you how to look critically at your application so that you’re more likely to jump through the bureaucratic hoops. If this site is too complicated for your needs, you can also contact a Social Security attorney for help.


If you find it easier to get information by listening to (and watching) someone talk, you may prefer the videos on the SSA’s YouTube channel.

Each video is about 10 minutes in length and includes details on the entire SSD application process, including appeals. The lecture segments and dialogues show how the process might unfold for you or another person applying for SSD.


It’s never wrong to ask for help with your SSD application. The process is extremely important, and not everyone can do it on their own. In particular, if you wish to appeal a denied claim, the assistance of a lawyer is invaluable. Contact Caddel Reynolds to learn more about Social Security disability by calling (800) 889-6944 today.