How to Get On Disability

People receive disability payments from the government for many different types of disabilities including loss of a limb, migraines, injury, illness and other ailments and diseases. The federal government's disability program is a benefit provided from the United States government paid for by the taxpayers to help individuals with disabilities. The following steps will help guide you through the process.

Step 1

Find out if you qualify for benefits. To do so, you'll have to submit an application and answer several questions related to your condition through Benefits.gov, a web portal designed by the government to help you apply for benefits.

Step 2

Once on the site, answer the questions and complete the part specifically stating you are interested in receiving disability benefits. There are a number of disabilities that you can qualify for, so be sure to be as detailed as possible in the disability and personal information you fill out.

Step 3

If you quality for benefits based on your responses to the questions on the site, you will receive information on where you can call to set up an interview to discuss benefits in more detail. Often you will be required to bring in information, including diagnosis, from a licensed physician or medical doctor to begin receiving disability benefits.

Step 4

Have the interview and supply all the necessary information requested. If and when you are approved for disability, you will begin to receive benefits.

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