The Social Security Administration (SSA) is one of the largest bureaucracies in the world. Navigating its disability benefits process is complicated.

Here is your guide to how to file and how to apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Virginia. You can use this guide if you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both types of benefits. If you have a question about the application process or want help with your claim, call or e-mail Richmond Social Security Disability lawyer Corey Pollard for a free consultation.

What you should do before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Virginia.

Like most things in life, preparation is important in your claim for SSDI or SSI benefits. You can increase your chance of success by taking action before you even apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Virginia. Keep detailed and thorough records that show you have a medical condition or injury that affects your ability to function and perform daily activities. Then give this information to the Social Security Administration (SSA) when you file your claim.