Disability.gov’s Guide to Disability Benefits

Disability.gov’s Benefits section provides a broad range of resources about Social Security disability benefits and assistance programs and services for people with disabilities, seniors and their families. You may also wish to read the February 2015 edition of the Disability Connection newsletter which discusses, “Ten Things You Should Know about Social Security Benefits.” In addition, we have developed this guide to connect you to programs, services, and government agencies that provide disability benefits for people with disabilities, including children and Veterans.

Here are a few “quick links” to get you started:

  1. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability Benefits
  2. What You Should Know Before You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits
  3. Social Security’s Disability Benefits Guide
  4. Frequently Requested Information about Social Security
  5. How Much Work Do I Need to Get Social Security Disability?
  6. Check the Status of Your Application for Disability Benefits
  7. How to File an Online Appeal of Your Disability Benefits Claim Decision
  8. Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits
  9. Important Social Security Forms
  10. Benefit.gov’s Benefit Finder

The guide is divided into the following sections. Select the section you’re interested in for more information:

I want help:

For more information about the Social Security Administration (SSA) and how to apply for benefits, speak to a representative by calling at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778). Remember, SSA also offers many online services.

Return to Disability.gov’s Guides to Information.