Applying online

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 10:51

To apply for disability benefits, do I have to go to my local Social Security office or can I apply online? Is one way better than another?

Thank you!

Cynthia D. Jenkins (not verified)
Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:52 Permalink

When can/should I apply for my social security benefits?

Cynthia D. Jenkins (not verified)
Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:53 Permalink

When can I apply for my social security benefits?


In reply to by Cynthia D. Jenkins (not verified)

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 10:25 Permalink

Hi Cynthia,
You can apply at any time, the SSA will determine if you are eligible for benefits.

Jackie Ann Parker (not verified)
Wed, 03/30/2016 - 08:32 Permalink

I also had to have surgey to remove a tumor in my lower intesestine


In reply to by Jackie Ann Parker (not verified)

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:28 Permalink

Hi Jackie,
I hope you're feeling better! That seems like it's a difficult experience to say the least. You can apply online at .

Vincent Herod (not verified)
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:02 Permalink

trying to apply socialsurity

Gloria J. Cofield (not verified)
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:19 Permalink

applying for my SSA do I have to come in the Office to do the application, or what information do you need that I must submit to the Office or could I do it on online or in person so please send me a message and let me know what I need to do. Which one is the right way to do it. Thank You..........

molly (not verified)
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:21 Permalink

how do I transition from working full time to not working under disability, as my MD states I should consider medical disability soon due to my chronic rheumatoid arthritis and the increased pain and challenges at work completing tasks as a nurse manager. I am having another surgery soon to fuse 2 right fingers due to deformity...should that be my start date for not working?


In reply to by molly (not verified)

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:28 Permalink

Hi Molly,
I would pick a date that reflects these three things:

  • You show the absence of Substantial Gainful Activity ( being able to earn more than $1,130 a month), or the ability to find any gainful employment.
  • You have a severe impairment that can be proven medically which prevents you from being employable or able to work.
  • This disability that is expected to last at least 12 months or until death.

I wouldn't be able to say with any certainty exactly when you should stop working, however you would be able to keep working while applying if you are not able to earn over the Substantial Gainful Activity limit. It may take a good amount of time to have your case approved, and having a long term lack of income may be a hardship.

melissa rifanburg (not verified)
Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:44 Permalink

how do I reapply for ssd online

Jennifer (not verified)
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 20:02 Permalink

My son has Cystic Fibrosis does he qualify?

scott mullersman (not verified)
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 15:51 Permalink

I need to see a head dr

Charlene Youngwolfe (not verified)
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:29 Permalink

I just need to come in and have a apartment so I can do all the paperwork with someone to help me I'm not a good reader I can only read on a 4th grade level

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