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Can I apply for Social Security disability benefits online?

There are several ways that a San Diego resident can apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. One of those methods involves utilizing the agency's online application interface. This post will discuss the requirements a person must meet in order to use the online application.

First, a person must be an at least age 18 to apply online. Additionally, an applicant must not have had an application for disability benefits denied in the last 60 days in order to use the online process.

Next, an individual may not be currently receiving Social Security disability benefits. Finally, an individual using the online application must suffer from a disability that will endure for at least twelve months or that will last until the applicant passes away.

Though the application requirements for the Social Security Administration's disability benefits online application may not seem complicated, some individuals struggle to know just how to submit their information. The failure to properly provide the agency with the right information in the right format may result in the applicant having one's request for benefits denied.

One way that an individual who desires to apply for benefits can learn more about the process is to consult with an attorney who works in the Social Security disability benefits field. Lawyers who include this area of law in their practices can provide their clients with guidance that is tailored to their specific application needs. While an online application may work for some individuals, others may benefit from using a different application format to pursue benefits for their disabilities.

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