What are frequently asked questions about Social Security disability?


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Frequently asked questions about Social Security disability include how to apply for benefits, how to check the status of a pending application and how to appeal a benefits decision. Frequently asked questions and their answers are listed on the Social Security Administration's website as of February 2015.

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What are frequently asked questions about Social Security disability?
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Applications for Social Security disability benefits can be completed online, at a local Social Security office or on the phone by calling 1-800-772-1213. Any of those three methods can also be used to check on the status of a pending application. After a decision is made regarding an application, the Social Security Administration notifies the applicant through the mail. Appeals can be made online or at a local office, and they must be made within 60 days of receiving the decision.

A person who worked and paid Social Security taxes may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance if he becomes disabled. The Social Security Administration has a list of conditions that are considered disabilities, which automatically qualifies a person for benefits upon diagnosis. If the condition is not on the list, it must be found that it interferes with basic work duties. The administration also considers other factors, including if the person can perform any other types of work.

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