Applying for disability

Do you feel that you or someone you know is eligible for disability services? If you are no longer able to work due to an illness, accident or injury, you may qualify for social security disability insurance in Stark County. Learn how to apply for disability assistance and get started today.

Who is eligible?

According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, adults who meet the following qualifications may be eligible for disability benefits:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Not currently receiving social security benefits
  • Unable to work because of a medical condition lasting at least 12 months
  • Medical diagnosis expected to result in death
  • Have not been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days
How to apply

There are a few methods to apply for disability assistance in Stark County:
1. Call 1 (877) 255-1509 and follow the voice instructions
2. Complete an online application to start your claim immediately
3. Go to your local social security office to apply in person

Before you start your application, we recommend reviewing the full checklist of required documentation. You may be asked to provide:

  • Personal identification
  • Information about your medical condition
  • Income and employment details

View the full guide from the U.S. Social Security Administration to find out more.

After you apply

Once your application is successfully submitted, you can expect the following:

  • You will receive a confirmation by mail or email
  • Additional information may be required to process your request
  • You will be alerted if family members are eligible to receive benefits on your record, or if you can receive benefits on a family member’s record
  • A final decision will be mailed to you