From time to time, Social Security will contact you and ask you some questions.
This can happen when you are applying or appealing or after you are approved or in the years to come.
You may be asked questions by Social Security or by your lawyer or representative or on forms you need to fill out. What will they ask? And what will you answer?
Below are some tips, sample completed forms, and ideas for answering interview questions.
You can apply online, on paper, in person, on the phone or through a lawyer. Tips and ideas for answering questions:
You may be contacted for an SSI financial interview. If you applied in person, you have already done this. Sometimes they do not do this interview now, but wait until after you are approved
FIRST SIX MONTHS
You will be sent these forms sometime in the next six months. Tips and ideas for answering questions:
- Tricky Questions After You First Apply
- Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire / Adult Function Report
- Third Party Adult Function Form
- Work History Report (form SSA-3369)
Some states have a short stage called “Reconsideration” which comes after initial applications and before hearing appeals. Some states don’t have this.
- Where to Find Appeal Forms
- How to Answer Questions on Appeal Forms
- How to Answer Questions at Your Disability Hearing
They may contact you to set up an interview for one, two, or three things:
- SSI Interview / PERC
- Rep Payee Interview
- Adding Your Children (For SSDI only. If they don’t contact you, you should contact them!)
Every so often you will be sent some of these:
- Continuing Disability Review Report (SSA-454-BK)
- Disability Update Report (SSA-455-BK)
- SSI Interview
WHY IS SOCIAL SECURITY CALLING ME?
It is possible that at some point you will be contacted and asked to call Social Security or visit the local office. There are different reasons this may happen:
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