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How to File a Social Security Disability Appeal Online in Missouri

Filing a disability appeal online is something that SSA is strongly encouraging these days. This post is mainly a reprint of the pitch that the social security administration is putting out for filing online. As the social security administration site states, when you use the internet appeal process you should:

A) complete the actual appeal request which will prompt you for information about your jobs, where you live, and the condition or conditions that cause you to be disabled and unable to work.

B) complete the appeal disability report, in which you will be requested to provide detailed information about your condition and history of treatment with your various medical providers

What are the possible advantages to filing online? The most obvious would be that, if you are in danger of missing the disability appeal deadline, the option to file online can help you avoid a scenario in which you might be forced to start over with a new disability application, effectively losing months of time that has already been invested in the process.


1. The Social Security Disability and SSI Appeal Process
2. Social Security Disability and SSI Application and Appeal Process
3. How Long Does a Social Security Disability or SSI Appeal Take?
4. Will I be approved for disability on my appeal?

Personally, I am not a fan of filing online, with an application for disability or a disability appeal. Why? Because performing one of these actions online removes the ability of a claimant to speak directly with a social security field office worker and ask questions.

One thing I've learned over the last few years as a a caseworker, as a disability examiner, and as someone involved in disability representation is that 1) claimants should ask more questions to avoid confusion, 2) the social security administration does a very poor job of educating claimants about the disability process, and 3) too many bad situations result because claimants were not properly informed.

Why does the social security administration so strongly encourage that a person file online? Simple. SSA is facing a severe manpower shortage due to the failure of Congress to provide the agency with a large enough budget to replace workers who quit or retire. Allowing claimants to file online minimizes the need for face-to-face contact with a social security employee and, arguably, is in the best interests of the social security administration. However, in my opinion, the online option is not in the best interests of claimants.

If you get denied for disability in Missouri, you should immediately request an appeal by contacting your local social security office and you should complete the appeal yourself (online if you choose) or have your representative (a disability attorney or non-attorney representative) do this for you. However, always leave open for yourself the option of asking questions and getting answers.

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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.