How to Fill Out the Work History Report When You Apply for Disability

Do You Need Help with the SSA Work History Report in Chicago, IL?

You worked hard. You worked for years. Then health problems interfered.

But your past history as a hard worker could help you as you apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

On one of the many forms you have to fill out, the Work History Report (Form SSA-3369-BK), you’ll explain your previous jobs, the demands you met and the tasks you completed, giving Social Security a picture of why you cannot work now that your health has worsened.

This is important because if Social Security thinks you could still work, it will deny your benefits.

But if Social Security sees you were a dedicated worker, and you tried to work as much as you could, it could improve your chances of getting monthly benefit checks.

Those checks let you continue supporting yourself as you deal with bad health. In a time of great stress, they let you focus on living your life.

If you’re not sure what to say on the Work History Report, you can get help from someone who does this every day—the disability lawyers at Nash Disability Law in Chicago.

Our disability attorneys have been helping people get through disability application forms—and win benefits—for over 30 years.

We’ve helped more Chicago area people get benefits than any other firm.

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    What Information Do You Need for the Social Security Disability Work History Report

    For Social Security to decide if your health problems make it impossible to work—so you qualify for disability benefits—it has to see what kinds of work you’ve done.

    This is the information you need for the SSA Work History Report:

    • Job types and titles you’ve had for the last 15 years
    • Dates when you held each job
    • Descriptions of what you did in each job
    • How many hours you worked
    • Physical demands of each job, including how much weight you needed to lift
    • Whether you used machines or tools
    • Whether your job required technical knowledge
    • Whether your job involved writing reports
    • How much money you made in each job
    • Whether you were considered a “lead worker”
    • Whether you supervised other people

    If you’re now dealing with physical or mental health problems that limit your ability to work, recreating 15 years of your work life may seem overwhelming.

    But the disability legal team at Nash Disability law can help you manage this form, asking questions you might not think of and making sure you have the right information, so you have the best chance of winning life-changing benefits.

    You can begin with an initial evaluation of your case—for FREE.

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    Tips for Filling out the SSA Work History Report

    One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your Social Security Disability claim is downplaying the demands of your jobs, or overplaying your current ability to complete those tasks.

    We are all proud of our work and accomplishments, and we want others to know how hard we’ve worked. You should be proud, but this isn’t the place to sell others on what you can do.

    Consider how tasks from your past would be too taxing now, rather than touting how skillfully you completed them before.

    Follow these tips for filling out Work History Report (Form SSA-3369-BK):

    • Gather all the information on your job history in one place, so it’s easy to refer to as you fill out the form.
    • Give a full, detailed picture of each job you’ve held.
    • Don’t skip any questions, or leave anything blank.
    • Think about tasks in each job that your health problems interfere with, and explain those tasks.
    • Include jobs you held for short periods, as they may show how you’ve tried to work but couldn’t sustain it.
    • Focus on describing the most demanding parts of each job and give Social Security examples of when you had to exert yourself the most.
    • If you had any special accommodations in a job because of health problems, explain those.
    • Use the remarks section to describe stress and mental health strain from each job.

    The disability attorneys at Nash Disability Law have helped thousands of Chicago area people win benefits, so let us help you fill out this form in the way Social Security wants.

    We can answer your questions about disability benefits, and help you understand how best to describe your work history.

    You pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.

    When you do win, it can make a big difference in your financial stability and your life.

    After all your hard work, you deserve this support.

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