Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death.  More...

Learn about how to apply online for disability benefits.

To apply for a child, please go to Applying for Disability Benefits for Children.

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Select “Return to a Saved Application” if before January 25, 2014, you started but did not finish:

  • An Application for Disability Benefits and have an “Application Number;” or
  • An “Adult Disability Report” and have a “Reentry Number.”

Once you enter your “Application Number” or “Reentry Number” and your Social Security Number, you will return to your saved information.

If you already receive disability benefits