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Your Application


The most important step of this process is for you to return the paperwork to us, signed by you.  If you confused about forms you receive or are unsure of which forms need to be returned to us, just give us a call. 


What to Expect After Submitting Your Application


After submitting your application, you can expect to wait 2-3 months before receiving an answer.  In the meantime, it's very important that you do the following things:


1. Return your Rep Docs and Application Summaries as soon as possible.

2. Call Schneider Kerr Law Offices EVERY TIME you receive mail from the Social Security Office

3. Call Schneider Kerr Law Offices anytime you have a change of phone number or address so that it is easy to reach you.  Also let us know of any               additional contact information we can use to reach you.

4. It is strongly recommended that you sign up for health insurance if you do not already have it.  DHS can help you with this.  



Forms You Will Need During the Application Process:


Function Report


In general, the application process is very impersonal.  This form is one of the few chances you have to personally explain how your condition affects your day to day life, such as whether you are able to go grocery shopping or care for pets.  This helps paint a portrait for those reviewing your application on a more human level.  


Function Report Form


Work History Report


This form helps Social Security determine an appropriate onset date, not from a medical perspective but from a financial perspective.  These reports give more details about the specific time-frames that your work and income may have been affected.  It also describes any accommodations that may have been made on your behalf by an employer. 


Work History Report Form



Medical and Job Worksheet


Bring this worksheet with you to your initial appointment with us - Medical and Job Worksheet



Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration Form

Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration Form



Additional Resources and Local Assistance:


Click here for SSI Viability Guideline

Click here for a list of various Oregon Assistance Programs

Click here for a list of various Washington Assistance Programs

​Click here for Oregon Health Plan 
Click here for Washington Apple Care





Please call Schneider Kerr Law Offices at (503) 255-9092 or 1-800-630-4SSD (4773) or email us at info@schneiderlaw.com  to discuss your case.   Don’t delay, call us now!


* The information provided on this web site is general information only and is not legal advice.