How to Fill out Form SSA-546 in Washington, D.C.
Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits means filling out a lot of forms. If you’re receiving workers’ compensation benefits because you were hurt on the job – or you might receive workers’ comp – one of the forms you could see is Form SSA-546.
This form is called the “Workers’ Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Questionnaire.”
The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses this form to determine if workers’ comp benefits will offset some of your Social Security Disability benefits.
The SSA doesn’t require you fill out this form, but if you don’t provide the information it asks for, that could cause problems for your SSD application.
At Mathis & Mathis, we can help you follow all the proper procedures and make the strongest case for your disability benefits. If you need help with form SSA-546, call us. We will evaluate your case for free.
What Information Do I Need for Form SSA-546?
This form asks you about any existing workers’ comp benefits you’re receiving. You’ll need to list:
- The type of workers’ comp or public disability benefits you’re receiving
- The employer where you were injured
- Your employer’s insurance carrier
- The date you were injured
- The period you’ve been receiving workers’ comp
- The amount of workers’ comp you’ve received
- Your workers’ comp claim number
- The status of your claim if you haven’t started receiving workers’ comp
Where Do I Send Form SSA-546?
You can file Form SSA-546 online or at a Social Security office.
If you apply for benefits in person, you can fill out the workers’ comp report during your interview with an SSA claims representative.
If you think you’re going to have questions understanding the form, it could be better to file it in person with someone who can give you answers.
What Happens After I File Form SSA-546?
This report becomes part of your Social Security Disability claim.
An SSA claims representative forwards it – along with the rest of your application forms – to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) office for your state or Washington, D.C.
DDS is a local or state agency that makes an initial decision on your case for the SSA.
Then an SSA disability claims examiner evaluates your application.
If you’ve provided enough information, the examiner will get a clear idea of your situation.
And if your information is accurate, your claim will move more quickly through the system. That’s why it’s important to double-check points such as the date of your injury and name of your workers’ comp insurance carrier.
Missing some items or getting some information wrong could delay your benefits for months.
Can a Disability Advocate Fill Out Form SSA-546?
At Mathis & Mathis, we collect and organize important documents and information for you. Many other disability firms won’t do that.
We guide you through the process. We ensure your application is strong. Our mission is to give you the best chance of winning disability benefits.
Contact us if you need help with Form SSA-546. We’ll evaluate your case for free.