5.3 Gathering Necessary Paperwork


Couple Gathering Paperwork

If you are disabled and applying for SSDI or SSI, there are several things that you will need to have. In general these include:

  • Your Social Security card, or another record of your Social Security number
  • Proof that you are a United States citizen, or that you have non-citizen status that is eligible for benefits
  • Proof of your age, such as your birth certificate
  • Information about where you live (lease or mortgage documents, landlord info, etc.)
  • Detailed information about your income and assets (pay stubs, checking account statements, insurance policies, details about any valuables you may own, etc.)
  • Account numbers for any checking, savings, credit union or loan accounts
  • All medical records and details related to your disability (telephone numbers, addresses, and names of clinics, hospitals, and doctors you’ve seen, diagnoses, etc.)

If you don’t have immediate access to these things, that is OK. We can help you to get any records you don’t readily have.

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