How do I qualify for Social Security benefits?
Social Security Disability Benefits were created to provide persons with disabilities who are unable to work with financial assistance. The program relies on sequential criteria to make a determination of disability. The criteria include: having no present substantial gainful employment; having a severe impairment; meeting the listed description of the impairment; being unable to perform the work done in the past and being unable to perform other work in the national economy. There are two Social Security offices in Southeast Kansas:
Independence 1-866-927-1006 (toll free)
Pittsburg 1-866-927-6780 (toll free)
What do I need to do to apply?
You can speed your application process by gathering all of your medical records before you ever begin. You will need this information to support your disability claim, which applies the disability determination criteria to the facts of your specific case. You file this detailed claim with Social Security, which begins the process of initial determination. Acquiring disability benefits is a complex procedure. However, SKIL recognizes the importance of acquiring benefits and can assist with the initial steps. The Social Security Administration offers accessible services throughout the process.