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How do I file for Social Security Disability Benefits?

In the video below Sharon Christie, a social security disability benefits lawyer, answers the question, how do I file for Social Security Disability Benefits?  If you or someone you know is looking to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits contact Sharon Christie Law today. We are a social security disability benefits law firm dedicated to getting you the benefits you deserve.

Official Transcript: How do I file for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Hi, it’s Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits. If you haven’t filed yet for Social Security Disability Benefits you may be wondering what it takes to file an application. How do you do it?


There are three ways you can file your application.  You can do it in person at your local Social Security office, you can do it by phone with a representative of Social Security, or you can do it over the internet. Now if you’re going to your local office to file your application don’t just go there thinking that they can take you. These local offices are very very busy. You must schedule an appointment. The same thing is true if you’re going to file your application over the phone, you have to schedule an appointment for that to happen.  The beauty about the Internet is that you can do that anytime you want from the comfort of your own home but no matter how you decide to file your application there’s some basic information that you must have available.

 Social Security will want to know what problems you have.  For example, what are your health or mental problems that are keeping you from working?  They’ll want to know who do you see? What doctors are you seeing? Are you seeing any therapists?  Have you been to the hospital since you’ve had to stop working? They will want to know about the jobs that you’ve done at least for the last 15 years before you apply.


This is just a sample of the type of information that’s needed but you will need a lot of information to provide to Social Security about your medical conditions and why you’re no longer able to work. For our clients, we actually do the application for you if you meet our criteria and we can take your case.

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, a Social Security Disability Law Firm, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.