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SSDI and SSI Documentation Requirements

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to disabled individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 who have paid into the Social Security system. Benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are available to disabled or blind individuals over 65 years of age. When an individual applies for SSDI or SSI, he or she must also submit supporting documentation. A failure to submit this supporting documentation can result in a denied claim. If you suffer from a disability that has rendered you unable to hold a job, please review the information below on SSDI and SSI documentation requirements. For additional assistance with preparing your application, please contact our helpful and knowledgeable Texas SSDI and SSI attorney

Documentation required for SSDI and SSI

There are three primary categories of documentation that are required when applying for SSDI or SSI benefits. The first of these provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) with an applicant’s basic identifying information. Common identifying information includes:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Physical address, phone number, and email address
  • Marital status

Next, since SSDI and SSI are available to those who are unable to work due to a disability, each SSDI or SSI applicant must provide the SSA with certain employment information. This information typically includes:

  • Information about current and former employers
  • Work history
  • Earnings history
  • The types of positions the applicant has held over the previous 15 years 
  • Education level
  • Details regarding vocational and special job training
  • Business information, income information, and Social Security tax statements for self-employed applicants

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, an applicant for SSDI or SSI must provide the SSA with information about his or her disability. Specifically, each SSDI or SSI application must provide the following information:

  • A list of the applicant’s medical conditions
  • A list of the applicant’s healthcare providers 
  • A list of the hospitals and clinics where the applicant has received treatment for his or her medical conditions
  • Information about the applicant’s medical treatments 
  • Information about the applicant’s receipt of workers’ compensation  
  • Information about the applicant’s receipt of public benefits
  • Information about the onset of the applicant’s medical conditions and their effect on the applicant’s ability to work 

Contact Our El Paso SSDI and SSI Attorney 

If you are unable to work in Texas due to a medical condition, you should contact an experienced  Texas SSDI and SSI attorney as soon as possible for assistance. When you choose attorney Jon Sipes to handle your SSDI or SSI claim, he will utilize his extensive SSDI and SSI experience to ensure that your SSDI or SSI application paints a compelling picture of your need for benefits. Jon Snipes regularly helps clients obtain SSDI and SSI throughout the state of Texas, and he understands what it takes to qualify under the SSDI and SSI programs. Please contact us today for a free consultation.