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How do I apply for Social Security disability benefits?
McCarthy, Murphy & Preslar, P.C.

How do I apply for Social Security disability benefits?

Q: How Do I Apply?

Legal Help

While it is possible to apply on your own, we recommend seeking legal help at the outset. Our social security lawyers serving Chattanooga can help make the difference between a well-presented claim that is successful, and one that is denied and must go through many months of appeals. We will assist you with filing your initial application for benefits and with filing any subsequent appeals. We make sure to be transparent with all our clients, working closely with you to present the best case on your behalf.

Contact Us Today

We focus exclusively on Social Security disability cases and are ready to give you superior representation when the time comes to apply for benefits. Contact our social security lawyers serving Chattanooga for an initial consultation today.

The Process

To apply for Social Security disability benefits, you will need to complete an application for Social Security Benefits and the Disability Report. You can also print the Disability Report, complete it and return it to your local Social Security office. Social Security may be able to process your application faster if you help them by getting any other information they need.

Call A Representative

You can also apply on your own by calling this toll-free number: 1-800-772-1213. A representative from the Social Security office can help you make an appointment for your application to be taken over the telephone. You may also consider visiting your local Social Security office to conveniently fill out an application in person. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call toll-free “TTY” number, 1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

What Do You Need?

If you are getting ready to apply for Social Security disability benefits, there are a few things you’ll need, such as specific documentation. Some information you should have readily available includes:

  • Your Social Security number and proof of your age at the time of application
  • All the information in regards to your doctors, caseworkers, hospitals, clinics, and more that took care of you and the dates in which you visited—this will also include medical records and test results
  • Information about your medication including the names and the amount you take
  • A summary of your past job and what kind of work you did at said job
  • Your most recent W-2 form or a copy of your federal tax return if you were self-employed
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6716 Heritage Business Ct #106 Chattanooga, TN 37421



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