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TOP 3 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SSI/SSDI

To qualify for a Social Security Disability program, SSDI or SSI, you must have a medically determined disability that has or will last for a period of 12 consecutive months and prevents you from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA). Those that are blind or disabled and over 65 may also be eligible. To qualify for SSDI, you must have 20 out of the last 40 work credits made available to you. For SSI, you must fit the SSA’s low-income financial requirements.
There are a few ways in which you can submit your disability application. If you’d like to do it yourself, you can apply directly online at ssa.gov, contact your local Social Security office, or apply over the phone with SSA (1-800-772-1213). If you’d like assistance on your application, having an advocate help you with your application will be the easiest solution for you. An appointment with the Social Security Administration is not required.
After submitting your initial application, your claim is sent to the offices of Disability Determination Services (DDS), where they will review your case and give you the first decision. If your claim is denied, you must appeal within 60 days to the DDS; this is called reconsideration*. If you are denied at the reconsideration level, you should request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. An ALJ will give the third decision on your claim. If you are denied at this level, you can submit an appeal to the Appeals Council, and finally to the Federal District Court. *some states have removed the Reconsideration level.