How do I apply for Social Security?
You can go to your nearest Social Security office and wait to see someone to file a claim. You can also contact Social Security by phone and set up a telephone interview or you can apply online. Whatever you do be sure to obtain a receipt or verification that you did apply. Prior to application you should have all of your doctor information i.e. dates of treatment, address, etc. available.

As a general matter, whenever you deal with Social Security for any reason, it is a good idea to keep a record of the date, who you talked to, and what they said. This may be very important if they give you misinformation or to verify that you did report certain information to them.