SSDI Process

What is the Social Security Disability Process?

When you come to the National Disability Group’s SSDI Help Team for your application needs, we can help no matter where you are in the application process. There is no need to await denial of your application in order to receive the benefit of our services.

Whether you have not filed your application yet or have already been denied, we are ready and willing to assist with you.


We will professionally prepare your application and walk you through the process. The first step in the Social Security Disability process for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the Social Security Administration (SSA) application itself, which can be difficult to complete. Besides the actual application, there are forms you will need to gather for your application, such as the following:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S., e.g. Birth certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Information about who and where you have received treatment (e.g. Hospital & location, physician information)

A) Request for Consideration

In some states, following an application denial, there is a request for reconsideration because many applicants are initially denied. A request for reconsideration must be made within 60 days of the date of the initial application decision. During reconsideration, a different reviewer evaluates your disability and makes a decision.

B) Administrative Hearing

In other states, following an application denial, there is an opportunity to present the case in person at an administrative hearing.

Appeals Council

If you have already been denied, we can still help you to obtain benefits. Even if your case is denied after a hearing, it can be appealed. The Appeals Council is a board within the Social Security Administration (SSA), which will make a new decision about your case or send the case back to the administrative judge for a new hearing.

District Court

If you have gone through the full administrative process above and were not able to obtain benefits through SSDI or SSI despite your disability, The National Disability Group can help you to obtain your benefits by taking your case to court. With aggressive trial lawyers on staff among our full-service SSDI Help Team, we are well equipped to handle your disability case.

Remember that no matter where you are at in the process – whether you are just starting the confusing paperwork in the application, have been denied benefits, or already have received disability and need help continuing your benefits and proving your disability still exists, we can help.

Contact us today at no up-front cost to you: Call free at 303-300-8906.