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How do I apply for Social Security Disability in Indiana?

You need to apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) as soon as you believe you may have a long-term disability.   If you are unable to continue in your previous work, you need to apply for disability.   Although a lawyer can help you apply, most people apply for disability before they contact a lawyer.   If you have a clear “open-and-shut” case, you may be award SSDI without having a lawyer represent you.

You can apply for Social Security Disability in three ways:

  1. Call Social Security Administration’s Toll Free Number: 1-800-772-1213
  2. Visit or call the Social Security Office in your local area
  3. Complete your application online:

Our Indianapolis Social Security Disability Attorney John Bymaster can also help you at our office apply for Social Security Disability.   You should prepare for a long process while applying for SSDI.   The initial claim for SSDI benefits is usually denied.   Do not be discouraged if your initial claim is denied.  Most people who receive benefits have their initial claim denied only to be accept later during the process.   You always have the right to an appeals process.

If you are denied Social Security Disability in the initial filing, you need to consider hiring an attorney to represent you.  Your overall chances of success may significantly increase at this point if you have counsel representing you.  

Social Security Disability program has been created through the federal government to provide for workers that have lost the ability to earn an income due to partial or complete disability.   The federal government was concerned about the just treatment and provision of worker’s who have become disabled.   The program is designed for those who no longer continue in their previous employment.

This SSDI program has already been paid by your taxes: both you and your employer have been required to pay into this program.  If you believe that you have become disabled and can no longer work, do not hesitate to apply for Social Security Disability.  You have already contributed towards this benefit.  It may be specifically designed for you.

If you need help getting Social Security Disability, give our office a call for a free consultation with Indianapolis Social Security Diasability Attorney John Bymaster.  Call – 317-769-2244.  


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