Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, make sure you have the information you need before you fill out your application. You will need your personal information; your social security number, birthday, marriage date, divorce date, parent's names, and/or children's names. You will also need, if you have one, your bank account information. If you do not have a bank account, this will not stop you from applying for benefits. You will also need to provide a list of your doctors and their addresses and it would be extremely helpful if you have a resume. You will need to list of the jobs that you have had for the past 15 years. If you have worked full-time, for longer than 3 months, at any job - then you will need to provide that information to the Social Security Administration. You may also need to provide a copy of your birth certificate or, if you have become a citizen of the U.S., you will need your paperwork to submit along with your application. Don't let the lack of some of this information prevent you from applying for benefits. Remember, every day you wait to apply for benefits is a day that you lose money. Benefits are tied to the date that you apply, whether online, in the mail, or by phone. For further information, please contact Cannon Disability Law.
DIANNA CANNON, J.D.