How do I apply for Disability Benefits?

There are three ways to apply for disability benefits:

  1. Online at http://www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability/;
  2. Call 1-800-772-1213; or
  3. Your local Social Security office.  To find your local Social Security office go to https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

The safest and easiest way to apply for disability benefits is to visit your local Social Security office, because (1) it gives you the opportunity to ask questions; (2) your local office can assist you in deciding whether you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (“DIB”) and/or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”); and (3) you cannot apply for SSI disability benefits online.

To learn more about Social Security Disability Benefits, contact Dimitrios Makridis @ (614) 349-4490 or Irene Makridis @ (330) 394-1587.