Who can help you apply for SSDI benefits?

Disabled individuals should know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) allows applicants to seek help from others when applying for their disability benefits in order to ensure that applications are as accurate and complete as possible. Assistance from others can be vital to individuals who struggle with certain disabilities that may hinder their ability to complete the application form. Applicants may turn to the following people for help during this process:

  • Any family member or close relative
  • A close friend
  • An employer
  • Members of certain organizations of advocacy groups
  • Paralegals
  • Attorneys

SSDI applicants who want to officially authorize their representatives are required to submit an Appointment of Representative form. Though the SSA allows every disabled person to seek application assistance, they should understand that their signatures will be required in order for the application to be processed.

If you are a disabled person seeking assistance in filing for your SSDI benefits, enlisting a skilled lawyer may be in your best interest. Find out how our team at the Hankey Law Office in Indiana can help you today by calling (317) 634-8565.