Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Can I file for SSI online?

"I am a lawyer in Canada and want to help my brother apply for SSI. He is already in receipt of SSDI and is indigent. When I go to apply online, the system does not let me proceed. I wonder if you are aware 0f how I might make such an application online on behalf of my brother and relate whether it is necessary (or preferable) to attend in person at the SSA office to commence the disability application process."

A couple of things come to mind in reading your question. The reason you cannot file an SSI disability claim online is that there is no online process for SSI at this time. Secondly, you stated that your brother is receiving SSDI benefits; if he is receiving more than the current individual SSI monthly disability amount of $698.00, there would be no reason to file for SSI as the claim would be denied for excess income. However, if he is receiving less than that amount and he is indigent, then you should help him file an application at an SSA office.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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SSI Reconsideration vs SSDI Disability Reconsideration
Can you get disability for OCD?
Social Security Disability Mental Psychological Exam Questions
Applying for Social Security Disability or SSI for Stroke
How to file for disability in Maryland
Time on a Social Security Disability Decision
How to apply for disability for a child or children

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