Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Requirements for Disability
Applications for disability
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after a Denial
Mental Disability Benefits
Denials for Disability
Appeals for denied claims
Disability Benefits from SSA
Child Disability Benefits
Qualifications and How to Qualify
Working and Disability
Disability Awards and Notices
Disability Lawyers, Hiring Attorneys
Social Security List of Conditions
What Social Security considers disabling
Medical Evidence and Disability
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
SSD SSI Definitions
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Social Security Disability Application Online
Social Security has an online disability process, however the process at this time is not complete. The online disability process only allows an individual to file for Social Security disability not Supplemental Security Income disability (SSI).
Currently, the Social Security online disability application asks if an individual wishes to file for SSI disability but does not allow the individual to complete an application. This means if an individual wishes to file for SSI their local Social Security office must contact them to complete their SSI application. Their local Social Security will attempt to contact them.
However if they are not able to reach the individual, then the individual will more than likely receive an informal denial for SSI disability. This puts the responsibility back on the disability applicant to contact their local Social Security office if they wish to file for SSI disability benefits.
Once an individual completes their online Social Security disability application they are requested to complete an online disability report form and print and sign a medical release form.
The signed medical release must be returned to their local Social Security office. If the individual does not complete their online disability report form or return their medical release form, Social Security will attempt to contact them to get the needed information. If they do not receive the requested information in thirty days from the date the application was filed online, they are allowed to deny the disability claim for failure to cooperate.
This simply means the disability applicant failed to provide the necessary information needed to process their disability claim.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
How to apply for disability and where to apply Filing an Application for Disability Benefits under SSD or SSI - Step by Step
Tips on how to file for disability
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
What happens after I file my disability claim with Social Security? What happens after a Social Security Disability or SSI Claim has been taken and is Pending
If you get denied on a disability application do you have to file a new application?
How the Decision on a Disability Application or Appeal Under SSDI or SSI is Made Do you have to report Social Security Disability income?
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria