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Should I Apply in Person for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income?

By Kenton Koszdin on July 13, 2018 | In Social Security Claims Process

Should I Apply in Person for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income?

Many individuals with disabilities may find it difficult to visit a Social Security office in person, but there are a few instances where it is a good idea to make a personal appearance.

Supplemental Security Income Interviews

A personal interview is part of the standard process when applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, but you can get the ball rolling by completing an application online. This program is need-based, so you must qualify under the disability rules and also must have limited income and resources.

During the SSI interview, the representative from the Social Security Administration will ask pertinent questions and complete the application for you as you walk through all required details. The representative will also submit it online for approval.

Visit this website to find out how to contact Social Security via telephone, email, by writing or to find your closest office.

Applying for Social Security Disability in Person

You do not have to have an interview at a Social Security office in order to apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. But it may be helpful to visit your local office. At the office, you can meet with a representative who can answer all your questions and walk you through the process.

If you choose not to visit an office, you can apply online. This website will walk you through the application and all the information that you need.

It is also possible to apply over the telephone by calling 800-772-1213, although you may end up waiting on hold for quite a while.

Applying for SSDI or SSI, whether in person or online, can be a complicated and confusing process. We are here for you and can help you with your initial application as well as with the appeal process if your claim is denied.

Let Us Know If We Can Help with Your Social Security Disability Case

If you or a loved one has been denied Worker’s Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it’s important to get an attorney experienced in these types of cases involved immediately.  Call 800.438.7734 for your initial free consultation, either in our office or in the comfort of your own home.  The Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, can help you navigate the application process for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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