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Online Social security applications can be processed for most potential new client’s right here in our office; however, there are a few exceptions listed below:
Why all claims can’t be filed with us directly….
Because these types of claims involve sensitive information such as income, assets and any personal items that may affect the monthly benefits that a claimant will ultimately receive, there are many permissions that have to be granted as well as specific research involved. Most, if not all of this work, can only be done by your local Social Security Administration office. The reason being is that they have access to an automatic service that can provide specific information on a person to person basis via a claimants social security number.
If you are currently receiving early retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration. This is a form of disability that is received before a claimant reaches full retirement age, which is normally 65.
If you are filing for a person under the age of 18. This is what we call a Child’s Claim. These are benefits that the legal guardian of a child or children who have disabilities may apply for.
If you are filing to receive a type of widows benefits only. This is a form of disability for widows and widowers to receive monthly Social Security benefits based on their deceased spouse’s earnings record.
If you are filing for the Supplemental Security Income program only. This is a form of disability that is based on those who have limited income and resources.
Although you can’t file your initial application with us for these benefits, we will still be there with you every step of the way! You will need to either call or visit your local Social Security office to set up a phone or in office appointment. If you choose, you can also complete the social security application yourself online. We always recommend an in office or by phone appointment, however, because it’s much clearer and much less time consuming for the claimant.
As soon as you’ve set up your appointment with your local Social Security Administration office, be sure to give us a call so that we can schedule you for an appointment with our office and begin representing you in your disability claim.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law