If you cannot work as a result of a physical or mental disability, you need to carefully look into resources that could help you move forward in life, such as Social Security Disability. If you pursue SSD benefits, you should know that many people struggle to secure the benefits they need for a host of reasons, from unfamiliarity with the application process to strict requirements.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of a successful outcome. Aside from carefully going over your options, you can also apply online. Online applications offer a number of benefits in comparison to in-person applications.
Online SSD applications are faster and more convenient
The Social Security Administration discusses online SSD applications on their website and lists a number of benefits. For starters, applying online is quicker because you do not need to set up an in-person appointment and you can begin your claim right away. You do not need to visit a Social Security office and you can work through your application on your computer.
Applying online also allows you to save your progress and return to where you left off. If you live in another country, online applications allow you to move forward with the pursuit of SSD benefits if there is no physical office nearby.
After you submit your online SSD application
Once you submit your SSD application online, the Social Security Administration will give you a confirmation email or letter and review your information. They will also let you know if your family members are eligible to receive benefits on your record, process your claim and inform you of their decision via mail.