When you need to apply for benefits through social security after being disabled, there are a number of paperwork forms and procedures to follow. Among the most important of these is the ADR, or Adult Disability Report. This is a long form with many sections, but it’s vital that you complete it properly to help avoid getting your claim denied. Learn the procedures for avoiding mistakes while filling out the social security adult disability report, and how a social security disability attorney can help.
Before You Begin
The first thing you need to do after downloading or retrieving a hard copy of the ADR form 3368-BK is to read over the instructions carefully. Reading them two or three times would not hurt. The better understanding you have of the requirements, the better able to properly complete the form you’ll be.
Disability Report: Section 1 and 2
The first section deals with your contact information, background and a reference in the form of someone who knows about your disability and can testify to it. The SSA will contact this person to ask their thoughts on your condition.
Medical Conditions Section
The next section of the report details the limitations you have suffered which keep you from maintaining gainful employment. You want to be as detailed as possible here as the office will take everything you write into consideration, even less severe issues.
Current and Past Work, Education and Training
Sections 4 through 6 cover your work activity—both present and past—your education and training, and your work history. The point of this section is to determine if you are able to adjust to your past work or to a new form of work despite your disability. You don’t have to be super precise here, but be as accurate as you can.
Sections 7 through 9 cover your medical information. This includes any treatment and medication you are currently taking and undergoing for your current disability, as well as past medical records. Section 8, the treatment section, is the most complex of all the sections and you want to be as detailed as possible. Make sure to include both physical and mental health treatments with as much information as you can provide.
Rehab, Employment and Support
This section is only required if you are currently receiving SSI, or Supplementary Security Income.
If you need additional space for any of your prior sections, this is where you find it. This space is also there for any other information that hasn’t been requested elsewhere, but you feel is germane to your condition.
The ADR can be a complex, confusing and frustrating document to complete. It can always be helpful to consult with an experienced and qualified social security attorney for assistance. We are ready to help if you’re currently in need. Read a bit more about SSDI, and get in touch with us for a consult on your case today.