Written by attorney Brent Adams

Filling Out Online Social Security Disability Applications

Dunn Social Security Disability Attorney Makes Online Application Easier, Faster

If you have become disabled and are applying for disability benefits, you can do this online. Completing your Social Security disability application online is easy and convenient. It can also expedite the process much faster.

Despite the method you use to apply, most initial claims are denied. For help with appealing a claim that has been denied or to receive legal counsel before you send in your initial application, contact a Dunn Social Security disability attorney.

Submitting Your Social Security Disability Application Online

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a variety of online services. Before you even submit your application, you should first review the Disability Benefits Checklist for Adults Applying on the Internet.

This is a handy checklist that you can print off and use when gathering all of the documents and information that will be required. It lists what you need for your disability application and disability report.

After you have gathered everything, then you can complete your benefit application. SSA offers a video that you can watch, which provides tips on completing your application.

The website allows you to save your application before submitting it so that you can go back to it later on. It also offers links to information you may need such as the types of disability programs available and other ways you can apply if you are having difficulty completing your online application.

After you have completed and submitted your disability application, the next step is to complete the Adult Disability Report. This is also done online.

Before you get started, there is a helpful link that explains which documents you will need and how the report works. You can also click on other links to learn how SSA defines disability and other important information.

The final item you will complete online is the Authorization to Disclose form (SSA-827). This allows SSA access to your medical records.

A new feature they offer is the ability to electronically sign form SSA-827. Now you don’t have to print it off and mail it in. Everything can be taken care of online.

Checking the Status of Your Social Security Disability Application

After you have completed all of the forms and submitted them, you may wish to check the status of your application. You don’t have to call the agency to do this, you can look online.

You can also choose a link that allows you to appeal a claim that has been denied. As with all of the other features, it provides step-by-step instructions and helpful links.

The process of filing for disability benefits can be a time-consuming one. However, you can save time by completing all of your information online.

In addition, if your claim is approved and you start receiving benefits, these are now sent to your account electronically. This avoids a check getting lost in the mail or payment being delayed for any reason.

For a better understanding of eligibility requirements for disability, you may wish to seek legal counsel. A Dunn Social Security disability attorney can help guide you throughout the entire process.

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