The easiest way to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, if you are an adult (over 18 years of age) is on-line. Social Security maintains an excellent website at www.ssa.gov. This website is extremely comprehensive. Your first step is to review the Adult Disability Starter Kit. The Kit answers common questions about applying for benefits and includes a worksheet which tells you what information you will need to start the application.
Once you have gathered the necessary information, you can fill-out an application on-line. The website will walk you through the application process step-by-step. You must also fill out an on-line disability report which seeks information about the nature of your disability, your treatment, health care providers and medications.
If you cannot finish your application or the disability report in one-sitting, you have the opportunity to return to these forms to complete them at a later time.
If you do not know how to use a computer or do not have access to a computer, you can call social security at 1-800-772 -1213 and a social security employee will assist you, over the telephone, with your application and disability report.