Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying For Disability Benefits in Connecticut

Apply for disability benefits with the help of Rosenstein & Howard based in Torrington, Connecticut. A claimant should apply for disability as soon as possible following the first day that he or she is off work as a result of an injury or other medical condition.

disability applicationThere Are Three Ways to Apply for Social Security Benefits:

• Apply online at www.ssa.gov

• Apply by Phone at (800) 772-1213

• Apply in Person at Your Local Social Security District Office

Getting Assistance

Individuals who qualify only for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) must go directly to the local office. For assistance in your application, we recommend that you call us at (855) 247-4741 as soon as possible to see if yours is a strong enough case for immediate representation.

After Age 50

The Social Security Administration makes it easier for people over 50, and especially those over age 55, to meet the definition of disability. Under the Social Security grid system, a claimant over the age of 50 or age 55 is evaluated based on age, education, past relevant work, and skills.

Where is my local Social Security office?

The homepage at www.ssa.gov provides a link that will tell you where your local office is located based on your zip code. Local Social Security offices in Connecticut are in Waterbury, Torrington, New Britian, Hartford, East Hartford, Meriden, Middletown, Ansonia, Bridgeport, Danbury, New Haven, New London, Norwich, Stamford, and Willimantic. Local Social Security offices in Central Massachusetts are in Springfield, Pittsfield, and Holyoke.

Have documentation ready when you apply

Whether you apply for Social Security benefits based on disability online, over the phone, or in person, be prepared to present the following information: contacts and dates for jobs held in the last 15 years; contacts of all medical providers in recent years; and social security numbers and dates of birth for you and your family members.

Contact us in Torrington, Connecticut, to schedule an appointment with our experienced disability attorneys to discuss your disability application.