How to Apply for Temporary Disability in Alabama

Accidents can sometimes happen at work. If an accident is serious enough to prevent you from working for at least 12 months, you are eligible for temporary disability. Keep in mind that you must have paid enough Social Security to be eligible. Applying for temporary disability in the state of Alabama can be done mostly online. Applying online saves you time and money because you do not have to travel to a Social Security office. You can apply for temporary disability from the comfort of your own home.

Visit the Social Security Administration's online application page for disability benefits.

Start the application by answering two questions about yourself or the person you are apply for. Make sure you read the Privacy Act Statement and check the box stating that you have read it. You will not be able to continue to the application if you do not read the statement and check the box.

Complete the application. It will take you about 10 to 30 minutes to complete your application. Make sure you save your application confirmation number. This number allows you to check on the status of your application.

Complete the Adult Disability Report online. The Adult Disability Report can take up to 90 minutes to complete, depending on how many questions apply to you.

Download, print out and fill out the Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration form. Mail the form to the closest Social Security office.

Check the status of your application by visiting the webpage for application statuses. You will need your Social Security number and confirmation number.


  • Review the disability checklist webpage to gather all needed information before starting the online application.

    There are 21 Social Security offices in the state of Alabama. These offices are located in Albertville, Alexander City, Andalusia, Anniston, Bessemer, Birmingham, Cullman, Decatur, Dothan, Fairhope, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville, Jackson, Jasper, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Selma, Talladega and Tuscaloosa.