How to Get a Loan on Disability

How to Get a Loan on Disability

Step 1

Get a credit report from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Ensure all information on each of the reports is accurate and dispute any inaccurate information because lenders use the data to determine your creditworthiness, loan amount and interest rate. Get one free report per year from these reporting agencies at the government-run website AnnualCreditReport.com or, if you have already accessed your free report, obtain reports for a fee from each of the credit reporting agencies' websites.

Step 2

Get your financial documents together. Most lenders want to see proof of three years of steady disability payments from the SSA. Also include proof of other social program payments, any pay stubs, bank statements and your most recent tax returns.

Step 3

Call lenders in your area to ask about the application process, repayment options and any special loan programs available to disabled borrowers.

Step 4

Pick a lender and visit in person to fill out an application. Ask for a loan amount and repayment schedule that will allow you to make payments and still pay household expenses with your disability income. Give the loan officer your documentation so he can verify the information you gave and process the application.

Step 5

Wait for the lender to contact you with approval or denial of your application. If the lender approves you, it will send you a check or deposit the funds into your bank account.