What documentation do I need for Social Security disability?

On Behalf of | Sep 4, 2019 | SSDI

To avoid the issues of a Social Security disability denial, it is essential that when you first apply to provide everything requested. This means including all documentation and information the Social Security Administration requests. An incomplete application is a very easy denial for the SSA, so do not give them the chance to say no based on a technicality. Instead, ensure that you know the exact documentation needed, so that when you submit your application in Florida, it is complete.

To begin with the SSA wants a lot of information about you, your medical condition and your work history. If you cannot give detailed information off the top of your head about these subjects, then you will likely need documents that will provide you with the information you need. So, make sure that you have access to everything from your birth certificate to your most recent pay stubs.

The SSA can ask for many documents in the process. As mentioned, it is always a good idea to have your personal documentation, such as your birth certificate, Social Security card and marriage license. You also need documents from work, such as past tax returns, check stubs and military papers. Of course, you will also need medical documents as these help to show proof of your disability. The SSA may ask for test results, doctor’s records and other medical documents.

Keep in mind when it comes to medical documents, you may have to wait to get them from your doctor, so you should make sure you have as much of the documentation as possible before you start applying for disability. This will help cut down on the time it takes you to get through the application process. This information is for education and is not legal advice.