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How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability?

Please read below for information on how to apply for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits in Florida.

  • Online. The easiest way to apply is to submit an online application at the Social Security Administration’s website. You can complete both the Social Security application and the Social Security adult disability and work history report online.
  • By phone. Call Social Security at its toll-free phone number, 1-800-772-1213, and SSA will schedule an appointment to call you back.
  • In person. You can also go into your local Social Security office and say you want to apply for Social Security disability or SSI benefits. To find the closest Social Security office to your home, use Social Security’s zip code office locater on the SSA website.

Before you apply, please call John V. Tucker at (727) 564-9050 or toll-free at (866) 282-5260 for free legal advice and help with the application process. Our disability law firm in Tampa and St. Petersburg is happy to answer your questions about which programs may be available to you. Unlike other law firms and claimant’s representatives, if you sign up as a client of our firm, we will help you complete your Social Security Disability application online. We represent disabled people on a contingency fee basis, so there is no up-front cost to you to file your application.


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