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Disability Starter Kits



The Disability Starter Kit will help you get ready for your disability interview or online application. Kits are available for adults and for children under age 18.

The starter kits provide information about the specific documents and the information that we will request from you. We will ask for more details during your interview or when you complete the online Disability Report.

The kits also provide general information about the disability programs and our decision-making process that can help take some of the mystery out of applying for disability benefits.

Each Disability Starter Kit contains a:

  • Fact sheet that answers questions most people ask about applying for disability benefits,
  • Checklist of documents and information we will request, and
  • Worksheet to help you gather and organize the information you will need.

Click on one of the following links to view or print a kit:

Adult Disability Starter Kit Adult Disability Starter Kit – English
Conjunto de materiales para iniciar la solicitud de incapacidad de un adulto - Español

SSI disability benefits for a child under age 18:

SSI Child Disability Starter Kit SSI Child Disability Starter Kit – English
Conjunto de materiales para iniciar la solicitud de SSI por incapacidad de un niño - Español

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Last reviewed or modified Monday Jan 14, 2008
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