The social security disability interview is an important part of the process if you are applying for disability benefits. The interview is an hour-long session — either over the phone or in person — with a Social Security claims representative. The goal of the interview is to gather information, so you will not find out whether you will get denied or accepted for benefits during the interview.
Preparing for a Disability Interview
During the interview, you will be asked:
- Basic information about yourself, such as the number of children you have and your marital status
- Information about your work over the past 15 years, including what you did as part of your job and where you have worked
- Information about your condition, including treatment
The interview can be intimidating, and you may need to know a great deal of information, especially if you have been treated by multiple doctors. To prepare for the interview:
- Look over the form the Social Security Administration sends before the interview and fill it out.
- Whether or not you get the form, write out all the information about your treatment (including doctors and specialists you have seen over the past year or two, as well as the date of your diagnosis and treatments) and detailed information about your past employers (including contact information) as well as information about any workers’ compensation or other benefits you have received for your condition.
- Review all the information you have about your condition, treatment, employment history and benefits to check for accuracy.
If you would like support with preparing your application or preparing for your interview, contact KBG Injury Law for a consultation. Our experienced attorneys may also be able to help if your disability claim has been denied.