Applying for Social Security Benefits Online

You can apply for a number of Social Security benefits online such as retirement, Medicare, spouses, or disability benefits. Simply visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov to begin your application.

The online Retirement application is very simple and can take as few as 15 minutes to complete.

Filing for Medicare online is easy. It can take as few as 10 minutes. You can apply for Medicare Part A or Part A and B online without needing to file for benefits monthly if you fit the following criteria:

• You don’t receive Social Security benefits
• You do not plan on filing for monthly cash payments at this time
• You meet the insured status requirements with enough work credits
• You are 64 years and 8 months old

You can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance online too. However, you cannot apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) online. To apply for SSI, you can contact your local Social Security office at the toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. You can complete the Disability Report online for SSI, but other information must be obtained through a meeting or over the phone.

If you do not feel comfortable filing a Social Security benefit claim online, a social security disability lawyer will be more than happy to file for you.

Example:
Jane wants to apply for Social Security benefits using the Internet. Jane can apply for Retirement, Spouse’s benefits, Medicare, or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), online at www.socialsecurity.gov. If Jane wants to file for Supplemental Security Income, she will have to call 1-800-772-1213 to set up an appointment or apply over the phone.

Applying online can be very easy and fast. To file for Retirement benefits, Jane can visit the Social Security Administration website and click on the link for the Retirement Application. The Internet makes applying for Social Security benefits convenient, however if you would like assistance or someone to file for you, you can contact a social security disability lawyer.

If you have a question about social security law or want to file a social security claim in California, contact the Law Office of Louis J. Vigorita now.