The Disability Report form, SSA-3368

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This is a form Social Security has been using for about 30 years or so. You are supposed to fill it out and bring it with you to your interview. That’s the way it’s been all these years. Now that Social Security is going paperless, the form is going out of style. Now management wants you to sit down with an interviewer the day you walk in and inquire about how to file. The interviewer then has to ask you every question one by one to finish your intake interview.
If you don’t have all the information with you, well too bad, the form will be completed with what you can remember in one sitting.

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The Beginning of Social Security

The Social Security program began in 1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill into law. This post includes a photo of the bill signing ceremony and a YouTube video so you can listen to FDR’s remarks that day.

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Medical Records for your Disability Claim

You are not required to submit your medical records

Many people think that you have to submit your medical records to file a claim or to be approved for disability benefits. But Social Security will write to your medical treatment sources and request copies of your records for you. You are not required to get the records yourself, and you are not expected to.

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President Eisenhower on Social Security

President Eisenhower wrote a letter to his brother Edgar on November 8, 1954, and said this about Social Security;

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.

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