The Servant Center has a team of Disability Specialists who assist individuals in applying for SSI/SSDI benefits. Most of its referrals come from Cone Health System, local emergency shelters and transitional shelters. Once a referral is received, every effort is made to meet with the client within 2 business days. We often go to where the client is located, such as a hospital or shelter. The Disability Specialist collects medical and employment records and then interviews a client several times to obtain a comprehensive work and medical history and to collect information for a function assessment. The Disability Specialist then completes and submits the application as the client’s representative.