Disability forms are required to receive federal or state disability benefits. In order to be considered for federal disability benefits, completed online disability forms are required by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Applicants must meet requirements set by the SSA office and/or state.
To apply for Social Security benefits, applicants must have a disability anticipated to last for longer than 12 months or lead to death. State disability requirements, forms and application processes vary. California Employment Development Department, for example, provides disability insurance for up to one year or 52 weeks for eligible employees. It also offers three different types of disability insurance plans. Costs and coverage for each of the three plans vary.