The Social Security Administration will comb through the application, searching for information on the individual’s personal, work and medical files. The social security numbers of the applicant’s family, birth certificate, health care providers’ contact information, earnings statement, and the summary of one’s work history are all necessary in order to apply for disability benefits. Once proven to be qualified for the program, the individual as well as other dependent family members can try to claim the SSDI.
To merit qualification for the SSDI, the individuals have to be able to prove that they are physically unable to practice the profession they once held, and that their medical condition is severe enough to hinder them from engaging in other work-related activities and careers. Furthermore, said disability should have already lasted or is projected to last for at least one year, or should pose a threat large enough to result in the individual’s death.