What is the first step for appling for disabilty?

Do i need to go to the doctor or my local mental health clinic first? or do i get a disability lawyer then go to the doctor, and get my meds. prescribed?

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    8 years ago
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    First: you must actually have a disability that prevents you from working for a year or more.

    Second: Go to the Social Security Office, pick up an application, and set up an interview appointment.

    Third: Make it your priority to fill out all forms completely, follow the directions, and be at all appointments ON TIME.

    The State Disability Determination Service will review your application, contact your doctors, look at all your previous medical records, and set you up with an appointment with the doctor they choose.

    AL

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