What you should know before you apply for Social Security disability benefits

Did you know that Social Security has a fact sheet on “What You Should Know Before You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?” 

  • How does Social Security decide if I am disabled?
  • My doctor says I am disabled.  Is that enough to qualify me for disability benefits?
  • I am getting disability payments from my job or another agency, can I automatically get Social Security disability benefits?
  • How long does it take to make a decision?
  • Can I do anything to speed up the process?
  • How does Social Security make the decision?
  • If Social Security decides that I am disabled, what type of benefits can I receive?
  • Can I apply for disability benefits online?
  • Will my personal information be kept safe?
  • What if I am more comfortable speaking in a language other than English?
  • Where can I get more information?

The fact sheet is available as a pdf document here.

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Disclaimer: This is NOT legal advice. This site provides general information about Social Security disability cases in Colorado. To discuss your particular circumstances, please contact a lawyer in your area. Please review the full disclaimer .

About Tomasz Stasiuk

Tomasz Stasiuk is a Colorado Springs Social Security disability lawyer and the founding attorney of the Stasiuk Firm - a law firm specializing in Social Security disability cases in Colorado. Follow Tomasz Stasiuk on Google and Twitter

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