Completing the SSA-3368, Page 2, C-G

Disability Report Form, questions on page 2

Most of the questions are simple. Yet many people leave them blank. You should figure out the correct answers and turn in a report that is complete. Don’t leave it up to SSA to try and figure out the details of your case for you.

Question C, “Do your illnesses, injuries or conditions cause you pain or other symptoms?”

To continue on page 2, next we have question C, Well, DUH! Of course you have symptoms, and quite possibly pain. Answer YES to this question unless your disability causes you no pain, and no symptoms.

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Completing the SSA-3368, Page 2, B

Part 2 of the Disability Report Form

In Part 1 I covered just the first question on page 2. This page is probably the most important part of your claim for disability benefits. Let me repeat that,

THIS PAGE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR CLAIM.

The first question was, “What are the illnesses, injuries, or conditions that limit your ability to work?”, and I covered that in Part 2. the second question is equally important, it is “How do your illnesses, injuries, or conditions limit your ability to work?” And I used to see this question either left blank or answered with just one or two words all the time.

IMPORTANT !, If you are given enough space to write more than one or two words, fill the space up with full sentences giving some details.

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Completing the SSA-3368, Page 2, A

This page is probably the most important part of your claim for disability benefits. Let me repeat that,

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR CLAIM.

I say that because this is your chance to tell Social Security what your disability is, and how it prevents you from working. They ask you to list your; illnesses, injuries and conditions that limit your ability to work. You are provided with 2 lines to write in your response. Yet I would say 75% of the people who fill out this form put an answer of one or two words in here. They usually don’t even write a full sentence. The first question on page 2 is “What are the illnesses, injuries, or conditions that limit your ability to work?”

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Completing the Disability Report form, SSA-3368

This is the form you should be filling out before your interview. For unknown reasons Social Security is trying to phase it out by encouraging people to use the online version, or by replacing it with a shorter form. But the online form can be frustrating and the short form doesn’t ask you all the questions that need to be included in your application. Here’s a link to the form. SSA-3368 You need Adobe Acrobat to open it. Or you can call Social Security and ask for one to be mailed to you.

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