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Social Security Q&A: Disability

Q: I applied for disability benefits, but was denied. I'd like to appeal. Can I do it online?

A: Yes -- in fact, the best way to file a Social Security appeal is online. Our online appeal process is convenient and secure. Just go to www....

Social Security Q&A: Retirement benefits

Q: How long does it take to complete the online application for retirement benefits?

A: It can take as little as 15 minutes to complete the online application. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you're done. There ...

Social Security Q&A: Supplemental Security Income

Q: My daughter is nineteen years old. In her senior year of high school, she had an accident that paralyzed her. It doesn't look like she will be able to work in the near future, and since she has never worked she hasn't paid Social Security taxes...

Social Security Q&A: Disability

Q: I receive Social Security disability benefits. I now have a second serious disability. Can my monthly benefit amount be increased?

A: No. Your Social Security disability benefit amount is based on the amount of your lifetime earnings before ...

Social Security Q&A: Survivors' benefits; new baby

Q: My neighbor said my kids, 8 and 15, might be eligible for survivors' benefits since their mother died. Are they?

A: Maybe. Their mother must have worked and earned the required number of Social Security credits. If she did, both you and your ...