Did You Know You Can Manage Your Social Security Benefits Online?
With a free my Social Security account, you can take advantage of many convenient and secure services online, at www.ssa.gov/myaccount. Whether at home or on the go, you can use this account to complete most Social Security business online, without calling or requesting an appointment.
Apply Online for Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the largest federal programs that provide financial assistance to people with disabilities. Despite important differences between the two programs, a person must meet the same definition of disability for both programs.
Individuals who wish to apply for SSDI, or SSDI and SSI at the same time, may be able to apply online at www.ssa.gov/disability. On this page, you can also access important information about these programs,
Check Your Social Security Benefits Application or Appeal Online
If you applied for a Social Security benefit, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online. Everyone with a pending application or appeal can create or use their personal my Social Security account to check the status.
Open your free account at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to see:
- Date of filing.
- Current claim location.
- Scheduled hearing date and time.
- Re-entry numbers for incomplete applications.
- Servicing office location.
- Publications of interest, depending on the claim and current step in the process.
If you are not receiving benefits you can review your earnings history, check the status of your applications, view personalized estimates of future benefits based on your actual earnings, and see your latest Social Security Statement and new supplemental fact sheets.
Individuals who receive benefits can print their own benefit verification letter, change or start direct deposit, change their address, and request a replacement Medicare card.
Whether you receive benefits or not, you can use your Social Security account to request a replacement Social Security card (in most States and the District of Columbia).
Looking for Help with Social Security Disability Benefits or Assistance with SSI in South Carolina?
Bluestein Attorneys is here to help.
We have experience with helping clients seeking Social Security Disability benefits after a disabling injury or illness, and our Social Security Disability attorney will stand by your side every step of the way. We’ll help you gather essential medical records and other documentation, prepare for your day in court, and fight to ensure your individual rights are represented.