Applying for Social Security Disability, here is the information you will need to provide to SSA over the course of the initial application
Depending on the type of Application you may be able to file online, over the phone, or in person at your local Social Security office. The online application can be found here
It can take anywhere from 1 month to 6 months or more to get a decision on your initial application. If you are denied you have 60 days to file an appeal.
Remember Social Security will not work to maximize your benefits. They will work with the information you give them. This may mean you do not receive benefits you are entitled to. Also, Social Security trains their staff to start evaluating your claim from the minute you start the application. They WILL make notes in your file on what the observe and hear during the application interview and you entering and leaving the office.