In order to register for disability, a person should fill out an application through the Social Security Administration website or by calling their local Social Security office for an appointment. Once an application is turned in, a caseworker reviews it. The medical information is gathered and the person applying is notified of progress via documented letters.
When applying for disability, it is sometimes necessary for the applicant to assist in gathering medical information that backs up his or her claims. This mean contacting a medical professional who has not submitted the requested paperwork, or going in to see a specialist, who works specifically for the disability department, for testing.