Disability Benefit Application
The Disability Benefit Application requires your name, personal information, financial details, prior work history, family information, the reason for your disability, when your disability began and why you feel you need Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This application can only be completed online or in-person at a Social Security office.
Adult Disability Report
Form SSA-368, Adult Disability Report, supports your primary application. It asks you to give detailed information on your medical condition and history. You will need to know your disability time line, the treatments you have undergone and the diagnoses you have received. The Adult Disability Report can be completed online, or at home by downloading and printing the form from the Social Security Administration website.
Authorization to Disclose Information
To make a determination on your application, the Social Security Administration, assisted by your state's disability determination service, will need to talk to your doctors and other care providers. They may request medical records, and under the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act, they will need your clearance to review them. Form SSA-827, Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Information, allows Social Security to complete due diligence in reviewing your case. This form can only be downloaded and signed at home, or completed at a Social Security office.
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