Application

  Continuing Disability Review
Sequential Evaluation (5-Steps)   Working And Receiving Benefits
Evaluation And Assessment   Medicare / Medicaid
Research For 
 
Disability Report (SSA-3368-BK), 
 
Work History Report (SSA-3369-BK) & 
 
Adult Function Report (SSA-3373-BK)
  SSA Handbooks And Policy
  Miscellaneous SSA Information
  SSA Reports And Research
Appeals Process   Other Research And Information
Locate Your Congressional Rep   Financial And Other Assistance
Payment      
         
APPLICATION
APPLICATION BASICS   SS DISABILITY INCOME (SSDI)
  SSA Office Locator     SSDI Overview
  Benefits for People with Disabilities     Quarters of Coverage
  Apply OnLine     Work Credits
  Definition of Disability     Family Benefits
  Information You Need to Apply     Benefit Calculators
EXPEDITED PROCESSING   SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)
  Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors      SSI Home Page
  Compassionate Allowances     SSI Overview
  Presumptive Disability     Understanding SSI
        Links to SSI Spotlights
        SSI For Children
         
SEQUENTIAL EVALUATION (5-STEP PROCESS)
SQUENTIAL EVALUATION BASICS
  20 CFR 404.1520 Evaluation of Disability (SSDI)
  20 CFR 404.1520a Evaluation of Mental Impairments (SSDI)
  20 CFR 416.920 Evaluation of Disatility (SSI)
  20 CFR 416.920a Evaluation of Mental Impairments (SSI)
  How We Decide If You Are Disabled
STEP 1: ARE YOU WORKING?
  Substantial Gainful Activity
STEP 2: IS YOUR CONDITION SEVERE?
  DI 24505.001 Medically Determinable Severe Impairment
  DI 22001.015 Severe/Non-Severe Impairment(s)
  SSR 85-28 Not Severe
  SSR 96-03 Pain - Severe/Not Severe
STEP 3: IS YOUR CONDITION FOUND IN THE LISTING OF IMPAIRMENTS?
  DI 24505.015 Disability Based on the Listing of Impairments
  Listing of Impairments (Blue Book)
STEP 4: CAN YOU DO PAST RELEVANT WORK?
  Information We Need About Your Work and Education 
  20 CFR 404.1560 Vocational Considerations (SSDI)
  20 CFR 416.960 Vocational Considerations
  SSR 82-62: Capacity to do Past Relevant Work
  SSR 82-61: Job or Occupation as Generally Performed
STEP 5: CAN YOU DO OTHER TYPE OF WORK?
  Information We Need About Your Work and Education 
  DI 22001.030 Does Impairment(s) Prevent Other Work?
  SSR 83-10: Determining Capability to do Other Work
  DI 25025.001 Application of Medical-Vocational Rules
  Appendix 2 to Subpart P of Part 404 (THE GRID)
  SSR 83-14: Evaluating a Combination of…Impairments
         
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATIONS
  Consultative Examinations: A Guide for Health Professionals 
  HIPAA and the Social Security Disability Programs
MEDICAL
  Answers for Doctors & Other Health Professionals
  Childhood Disability: Guide for Physicians & Health Professionals
OTHER EVALUATION INFORMATION
  DI 25001.001 Medical-Vocational Quick Reference Guide
  20 CFR 404.1529 How we evaluate symptoms, including pain
  DI 24505.003 Allegations of Pain and Other Symptoms
  SSR 96-7p: Assessing Credibility
  DI 24510.005 Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)
  DI 25020.005 Physical Limitations
  DI 25020.010 Mental Limitations
  HIPAA - Understanding Health Information Privacy
         
RESEARCH FOR DISABILITY REPORT (SSA-3368-BK), WORK HISTORY REPORT (SSA-3369-BK)
& ADULT FUNCTION REPORT (SSA-3373-BK)
OCCUPATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS - Describe Limitations of Past Relevant Work
  O*Net     Occupational Outlook Handbook
  Dictionary of Occupational Titles      
GENERAL MEDICAL INFORMATION - Know and describe symptoms of impairments
  National Institutes of Health     Medlineplus.gov  
  Consumer Reports Health     MedScape
  MedicineNet     LifeSpan
  MedlinePlus      
MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION - Understanding your Medical Reports
  Medical Diagnostic Codes     DSM-IV-TR: Codes and Diagnoses
  Lab Tests OnLine     Global Assessment Functioning Scale
  MedHelp - Blood Tests     Global Assessment Functioning Scale
  Healthline Body Maps      
PRESCRIPTION & OTC - Know and describe side effects and interactions
  Double Check MD     R Ph World
  Drugs.com     Rx Drug List
  Food & Drug Administration     Family Doctor - OTC Checker
MEDICAL JOURNALS & PUBLICATIONS - Advanced Information
  American Family Physician     Merck Home Health Handbook
  AAFP - Family Practice Medicine     Merck Manual
  AAFP - News Now     National Library of Medicine
  Annals of Family Medicine     New England Journal of Medicine
  Journals of the American Medical Association     PubMed
  Mayo Clinic Proceedings     PubMed Central
         
APPEALS PROCESS
  Hearing Office Locator     Critical Cases (Dire Need)
  Appeal Process Overview     Appeals Council Review Process
  Appeals Process      Federal Court Review Process
  Hearing Process     American Bar - ProBono
  Attorneys & Appointed Representatives     Law Help
         
LOCATE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
  House of Representatives     Senate
         
PAYMENT
  Payment Schedule     Worker Compensation & Other Offsets
  Frequently Asked Questions     Representative Payee
  Direct Deposit     Rep Payee - Dedicated Accounts for Children
  GoDirect (Direct Deposit signup)      
  Get Your Payments Electronically (Debit Card)      
  Direct Express Card      
  Electronic Transfer Account      
  Electronic Transfer Account (Sign Up)      
         
CONTINUING DISABILITY REVIEW
  What You Need To Know: Reviewing Your Disability
  Your Continuing Eligibility for Benefits
  20 CFR 404.1590 When and how often we will conduct a CDR
  DI 28005.015 CDR Evaluation Process -- Step-by-Step Discussion
         
WORKING AND RECEIVING BENEFITS
  Working While Disabled—How We Can Help     Substantial Gainful Activity
  Red Book - A Guide to Work Incentives     Trial Work Period
  The Work Site     Medicare for Working SSDI Beneficiaries
  Work Incentives Planning and Assistance      Continued Medicaid Eligibility While Working
         
MEDICARE / MEDICAID
  Medicare Information     Medicaid Information
  What is Medicare     Medicaid Buy-In For Working Disabled
  Medicare Coverage If You're Disabled     Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  Medicare and You Handbook      
  Medicare.gov      
  Find Medicare Plans in Your State      
  Rules For Higher-Income Beneficiaries      
  Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs      
         
SSA HANDBOOKS AND POLICY
  Social Security Handbook     Rulings
  Program Operation Manual System (POMS)     Hearings, Appeals and Litigation ... (HALLEX)
  20 CFR parts 400 to 499      
         
MISCELLANEOUS SSA INFORMATION
  Open Government Initiative     Garnishing Social Security benefits
  Frequently Asked Questions     Taxes and your Social Security benefits
  Electronic Records Express     Impact of DDS Furloughs
         
SSA REPORTS AND RESEARCH
  Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs     SSDI Annual Statistical Report
  Office of Program Development & Research     SSI Annual Statistical Report
  Disability Research & Statistics     Annual Trustees' Reports - OASDI Trust Funds
  Press Office     Annual Trustees Reports - SSI Program
  Social Security Bulletin     Trustees' Statistical Tables
  Annual Statistical Supplement to SS Bulletin     SSA History
  Annual Performance and Accountability Report      
         
OTHER RESEARCH AND INFORMATION
  Office of Inspector General - Social Security     Code of Federal Regulations
  Government Accountability Office     Regulations.gov (Proposed & Final Rules)
  Government Printing Office - Access Online      
         
FINANCIAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE
  Benefits.gov     SNAP (Food Stamps)
  BenefitsCheckUp     SNAP Calculator
  State Assistance Programs for SSI     HUD Housing Assistance
  Disability.gov     Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Database
  COBRA 11-month Extension for Disabled     LIHEAP (Energy Assistance)