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How do you make a disability claim?

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To make a disability claim, review the Disability Start Kit and submit an application online or call the toll-free number to speak to a representative about scheduling a phone interview or face-to-face meeting at the local Social Security office. Supporting documents may be requested to verify eligibility requirements are met.

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Once a claim is made and application submitted, the application is processed. Contact is made by a representative if additional information or documents are needed. A decision is sent via postal mail once the application is processed and a decision is reached.

There are several advantages associated with filling out and submitting the application online. It is possible to stop and save the application as many times necessary. You are also able to complete the entire process from home and avoid multiple trips to the social security office.

The Disability Starter kit provides applicants with important information about meeting the program requirements and filling out and submitting the application, as well information about the process and what supporting documents may be requested for verification. Many applications are denied due to minor errors made during the application process. Reviewing and understanding the Disability Starter Kit helps prevent application denial due to these types of errors. Speaking with an advocate or attorney may also help prevent application errors and claim denial.

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