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Would You Like to Know Someone Experienced Is Taking Care of Your Disability Claim?

If you’ve lost the ability to work because of health problems…

And you’re looking for something to save you from financial crisis—and let you rest easier.

You may now be staring down pages and pages of forms to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

Social Security Disability—with its monthly checks and access to Medicare—can help you achieve the stability and self-sufficiency you need.

But it’s a long, tangled process to win benefits. And a large majority of people get denied for disability benefits at least once.

Wouldn’t it be better if someone who has been through this process thousands of times and knows all the steps were handling your claim for you?

The disability lawyers at Bothwell & Hamill help people over these hurdles in Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Spokane, Richland, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Walla Walla and across Central

Keep reading for more about the forms you have to fill out to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Or get in touch for help with your particular case. We don’t charge a fee until you win benefits.

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What Social Security Disability Forms Do I Have to Fill Out?

When you’re applying for disability benefits—or appealing a denial of benefits—you’ll almost certainly encounter these forms that are central to your application for benefits:

  • Adult Function Report (Form SSA-3373): This form is where you tell Social Security how your health problems affect your everyday life.
  • Work History Report (Form SSA-3369-BK): This form is where you explain your past jobs, and the demands of your past jobs, so Social Security can see how your health impairments prevent you from continuing in those jobs.
  • Adult Disability Report (Form SSA-3368-BK): Here you will report to Social Security that you have medical conditions that prevent you from working. This is how you file your initial claim.
  • Disability Report – Appeal (Form SSA-3441-BK): This is where you tell Social Security that you are appealing their decision to deny your disability claim. This begins your appeal.
  • Claimants’ Recent Medical Treatment – (Form HA-4631): Here you give Social Security updates on your health problems and medical care. This is part of the process of appealing a denial.

These aren’t the only forms you may see while pursuing disability benefits, but they are some of the most fundamental ones that give Social Security the main story of why you can’t work anymore and should get support.

You don’t have to tackle all these forms on your own. Our disability law firm was created to help you through this process. Your disability attorney and legal team can make sure your disability application forms are done right.

Before you get started with your disability lawyer, get a free evaluation from us to get an idea of what your disability claim will take.

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How to Fill out Social Security Disability Forms and Avoid Mistakes

It’s easy to make mistakes filling out these forms.

And it’s easy for a claims examiner at Social Security to grab on to a mistake to deny your benefits.

Our experienced disability lawyers can offer many tips on how to complete the forms so Social Security gets all the information in the format it wants.

These are some of the top tips for filling out Social Security Disability forms:

  • Answer every question. Don’t leave things blank.
  • It’s better to say “not applicable” than answer nothing at all.
  • Put down correct information.
  • That means don’t overstate your health or financial hardships.
  • But don’t downplay or sugarcoat the struggles you’re dealing with either.
  • Consider writing down your thoughts on another paper first, then putting your answers on the form.
  • Include any supporting documents you can—like medical records.
  • If you’re appealing a benefits denial, you have 60 days from notification of your denial to start your appeal. So get your appeal form filed on time.

And one of the best ways to make sure your Social Security Disability forms and other paperwork get done right—giving you the best chance of winning life-changing benefits—is to work with a disability lawyer on your claim.

We know what they’re looking for—and what you don’t need to worry about putting down.

We can check over everything and make sure you’re giving the strongest possible case for benefits.

If you have any questions about getting Social Security Disability benefits, ask us.

For direct help filing your disability claim, and moving forward with your life, call us.

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