Many Indiana residents wonder if it is possible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits online. It is actually a fairly easy process with only four main steps that can be followed on the Social Security Administration website. The first thing to do is log on to the Social Security Administration website at http://www.ssa.gov. Next, click on the Disability Benefits link in the middle of the page. This brings you to a page that is titled "Apply Online for Disability Benefits". At the bottom of this page the four main steps are outlined for you.
The first step is to review the disability checklist. This checklist consists of all the information that you need to complete the Disability Application and the Disability Report. If you click the link at this step, it will take you to the Adult Disability Checklist. On this page there is a printable version of the list.
The second step is to fill out the application itself. If you click on the link in the second step it takes you to a page with three important sections. The first one is "using this application". This link will take you to the instructions for the Social Security Disability benefits application. The second section is the bullet list of links to help with other questions. The third section is the last section on the page that is the start of the application process for Social Security Disability benefits.
The third step in applying for Social Security Disability benefits online is to complete the Disability Report. This step is very similar to the second step because of the three main components on the Adult Disability Report page. The first part is instructions on how to fill out the form, the second part is links for other questions or problems, and the third part is starting the report.
The final step in the process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits online is filling out and signing the "Authorization to Disclose Information to the SSA" form. To complete this step you must print out the form, fill it out, and be sure to sign it. After you have filled it out, you may either drop it off at the Social Security Administration building or have it mailed to the Social Security Administration.