If you or someone you know is disabled or blind, they may qualify to receive payments every month through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. To start receiving benefits, call or visit your local Social Security office, or apply online in minutes through the digital application portal.


How to Get Paid for Your Disability

In order to fill out the Social Security Disability application as accurately as possible, be sure to have the following information available:

  • The Social Security Number (SSN) of the applicant
  • Contact information for doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and clinics that have taken care of them
  • Medical records that prove or explain their disability
  • Laboratory and test results

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, the applicant must have worked a certain number of quarters and paid a certain amount in Social Security taxes.