You are disabled and unable to work.  You need to apply for Social Security but you are unsure of the first step.  There are three ways in which you can apply for benefits.  You can call your local Social Security office to schedule an in-person appointment or a telephone conference or if you have access to a computer, you can apply for benefits on line through Social Security's web site located at  Either way, you will need to have some documentation readily available.  First, you will need the name, address and phone number of every doctor or medical facility that you have sought treatment for your disability conditions, you will need to know the last date you worked and the name, address, phone number, dates worked, rate of pay and job title for every employer for the fifteen years prior to the date you became disabled.  Regardless of whether you apply in person, on the phone or on line, you will need to produce your original birth certificate and a marriage licence, if you are married.

If at anytime you have questions, call Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at 800-556-8890.