How to Apply for Disability in FL - it Doesn’t Have to be Stressful

Published on: October 29, 2015

How to apply for disability in fl

Applying for disability in FL can be a frustrating process of gathering paperwork and scheduling interviews. Being disabled can make even ordinary, everday tasks tougher to carry out.

Just making it to an appointment can be difficult..  Here at DEF, we can help you apply for disability in FL and streamline the entire process for you.  Now breathe a sigh of relief. We’re here for you.

DEF Can Help Guide You over Troubled Waters

There are a few ways you can apply for disability here in FL.  You can apply online at and then follow the directions there.  You can also call the SSA’s toll free number at 1-800-772-1213.  They’ll make an appointment for you at your local office.  This appointment is just the start of a disability application. The best way to apply for disability in FL is to contact the experienced advocates at DEF. We know the process and having been helping folks like you for years.

How Long will it Take and What will I Need?

It may take a few months to process your claim for disability. Therefore, the sooner that you file, the better off you’ll be.  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Names, address and telephone numbers of all of your:
  • Doctors
  • Caseworkers
  • Clinics
  • Dates of visits
  • Medications that you currently take,
  • Lab/Test results relating to your condition
  • List of the places you have worked and what kind of work
  • Current W-2 form

As you can see, the work involved in getting everything together is a challenge. We’re sure you have had to deal with cold, often rude office workers at clinics who are difficult on the phone. Do you know that you’ll often have to make arrangements to drive or get a ride to get all of the above and deliver it?

At DEF, we can save you A LOT of legwork, a tremendous amount of stress and worry that can make your disability worse than it already is. It’s just not worth doing all by yourself. Call us and let us help you to apply for your disability in Florida today!

More Information about Disability in FL. – Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork

In addition to the initial application, you’ll encounter additional paperwork that you will need to complete. For example, the SSA will ask questions such as, “How does your medical and/or psychological condition prevent you from working?” Then there are the consent forms. The consent forms are for all the doctors you’ve seen to release your records, and include every private practice, ER, hospital and clinic you’ve visited.  If you don’t complete all of the necessary consent forms, the SSA can’t gain access to your records, and with no one helping you, it may be weeks before you even find out they don’t have the necessary paperwork!

DEF: Here to Assist You when You Apply for Disability in FL

For those who decide to go it alone, getting disability can be an onerous task. You can make the application process much easier just by contacting the experienced advocates here at DEF for a compassionate ear and expertise you can trust. We can assist you in filling out all the paperwork needed, obtain all of your medical records, and even represent you should you need to have a hearing before an administrative law judge.


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