Applying for Social Security benefits can be fraught with challenges, such as filling out hard-to-understand paperwork, following procedures, and meeting deadlines. If you fail to meet procedural requirements, your claim could be denied due to a minor technicality even if you are legally entitled to benefits. However, there is good news about the process: It has become more convenient because you can apply for Social Security disability online. This streamlined procedure offers many advantages over filing paperwork.
3 Benefits of Filing for Social Security Disability Online
You Can Apply Immediately
Requesting and waiting for an application for Social Security disability benefits and scheduling an interview can be time-consuming and frustrating. Just trying to contact the right office can be hard when you don’t know whom to call. But this unpleasant process is a thing of the past if you have access to a computer because you can go to the Social Security Administration website and start your application at any time it’s convenient for you.
You Can File a Claim Anywhere
Many people who pursue Social Security benefits have a disability that prevents them from leaving their house easily or requires them to be hospitalized. Fortunately, there is no need to make a trip to a Social Security office when you can apply online. You can file from any location where you have a secure internet connection, whether it’s your home computer or a public library.
You Don’t Have to Travel to an Office
The time and cost of making trips to a Social Security office are minor annoyances for some but difficult and expensive for others. Filing for Social Security disability benefits online will spare you the wasted time and discomfort of waiting to meet with an administrator. You also will avoid the expense of gas, parking, and other transportation costs.
If you need help filing a Social Security Disability claim or have been turned down and would like to appeal the decision, Espy, Metcalf & Espy PC at Law in Dothan and Eufaula, AL, can help. They also provide expert assistance with bankruptcy, debt consolidation, and asset protection. Call (334) 793-6288 to schedule a free consultation, and visit their website for more information about Social Security benefits. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to receive updates and tips from the law firm.