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The more you know about the Social Security Disability (SSD) applications and appeals processes, the better able you are to prepare a strong and thorough application. At Crumley Roberts, our North Carolina Social Security Disability attorneys want to give you the tools you need to get the benefits you deserve.

Use these resources as a guide to the Social Security system, and let us know if you have questions or need assistance with your claim. You can call 24/7—just dial  or complete a free initial consultation form.

Social Security Links

  • Adult Disability Checklist
    Preparing a complete application is imperative to getting approved for benefits. Use the Adult Disability Checklist to help you gather the information you may need to complete your application and Disability Report.
  • Disability Planner
    If you are disabled and need SSD benefits, the Disability Planner can help you learn about who is eligible for benefits, what happens when you’re approved, how to get your benefits, and when Medicare coverage starts.
  • Disability Publications
    Want to learn more about SSD? The Social Security Administration (SSA) created these Disability Publications as resources for applicants and recipients.
  • Local Office Search
    You may need to visit your local Social Security office for a variety of reasons during the applications and appeals process. With the SSA’s office locator, you can find the Social Security office closest to you.

Helpful Online Forms

  • Adult Disability Report In order to apply for SSD benefits, you must complete the Adult Disability and Work History Report. The report has seven sections in which you can document your impairment and work history.
  • Apply for Disability Benefits
    The online application for SSD benefits is one step in the process to apply. You can apply for yourself or a loved one using the SSA’s online forms.
  • Authorization to Disclose Information
    In order for the SSA to collect medical and other information on your impairment, you must complete the Authorization to Disclose Information to the SSA form SSA-827. You can electronically sign this form to complete an online application.
  • Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge
    If you file an appeal for SSD benefits, you may choose to appeal your case before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for review. You can request a hearing with an ALJ by completing form HA-501.
  • Request for Review of Decision/Order of Administrative Law Judge
    During the appeals process, if you do not agree with the decision or order made by an ALJ, you have the right to ask the Appeals Council to review the ALJ’s decision or order. Use form HA-520 to submit your request.
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