Going Online for Social Security Benefits
June 6th, 2014|
New estimates from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show an estimated 10.9 million recipients of Social Security Disability benefits—an increase from previous totals.
The SSA has become bogged down in paperwork due to the increase in case loads, which is why it is more important than ever before to utilize the SSA’s online programs and services.
The SSA began using web-based services in 1994, making this year the agency’s 20th anniversary of being online. Since that time, the opportunities that have been made available to Social Security recipients through the Internet have surpassed expectations.
“My Social Security” is one of the system’s crowning achievements, allowing beneficiaries to keep track of statements, get benefit verification letters, and examine payments from the comforts of their home computers. Previously, getting these items was something you had to visit the local Social Security office to do.
Social Security Disability application forms can now be completed and submitted online as well.
Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin’s Social Security Disability attorneys understand the importance of utilizing online services for benefits from the Social Security Administration. That’s why we encourage you to take a look at these options if you are a disability recipient, are considering applying for benefits, or have a claim that has been denied in the past.