To apply for disability benefits for an adult, you will need to complete an application for Social Security Benefits AND an Adult Disability Report. Here I will list the steps you need to apply for disability benefits:1. Review the Adult Disability Starter Kit
There are 3 main documents to review here and they are:Fact Sheet
(The fact sheet includes the definition of disability and answers questions about applying for disability benefits.) http://www.ssa.gov/disability/Adult_StarterKit_Factsheet.pdfChecklist
(List of information and documents to have ready for your disability interview or when you complete the online Disability Report.) http://www.ssa.gov/disability/Adult_StarterKit_Checklist.pdfWorksheet
(The worksheet can help you prepare for your disability interview.)
http://www.ssa.gov/disability/Adult_StarterKit_Worksheet.pdf2. Fill out the online application for Social Security Benefits
Online application link: http://www.ssa.gov/disabilityonline
(If you've never worked, you can skip this step after you complete step 3 and contact Social Security here:
http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/reach.htm3. Fill out the online Adult Disability Report
At the end of the report, you will be asked to sign a form that gives your doctor permission to send SS information about your disability. They need this information so they can make a decision on your claim.
NOTE: If you previously started an online application or online disability report but did not finish it, you can:
* Use your confirmation number to return to your online application.
* Use your re-entry number to return to your online disability report.
More information can be found at: http://www.ssa.gov