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

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. (Note: SSA has stated that applying for SSI online will soon be possible and this may be true by the time you read this page).

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

Related pages:

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