Author: Marianne

How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

There are several ways you can apply for benefits: Online  Go to    You will want to first review the Disability Checklist. Then you can complete the Disability Benefit Application.  There will be additional forms to complete at that time, including the Disability Report and Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration. (You […]

When should I file?

When should I file for Social Security Disability benefits? Even though the definition requires that the impairment last or be expected to last at least one year, you do not need to wait to file for benefits. If you have become disabled from a serious injury or illness and you do not think you will […]

Am I Disabled?

How does the Social Security Administration determine whether I am Disabled? SSA defines Disability as   “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted  or can be expected to last for a continuous period […]

Do I Qualify for Disability?

How do I know if I qualify for Social Security Disabled benefits? There are different types of Social Security benefits for individuals who are disabled: Social Security Disability Benefits   To qualify, the disabled or blind individual must have paid Social Security taxes to become insured for benefits. The monthly disability benefit amount is based on the Social […]