As a person gets older and reaches the pinnacle of his or her working career, a natural concern is that of retirement. Once a person does reach a certain age, retirement seems like a very welcome prospect and this becomes even more appealing when taken into consideration the fact that that individual can begin to receive benefits from the Social Security program. While it may seem that it is a complicated process to apply for retirement benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), it is actually a process made fairly simply by the use of an online application the SSA has developed.
The online application for retirement through the SSA can be found on their own website: ssa.gov. The link here provides a useful pamphlet written by the SSA to help guide you through the online application process. In essence, the online interface includes not only the application itself with which a person can immediately apply for benefits, but also an estimated calculator of how much a person will receive should the application be accepted. This is a very useful tool for planning out how much money you will need to live off of when seeking retirement and if it is feasible at the time.
The application itself is fairly direct and the online system guides you through how to apply while also providing additional information about the SS program along the way. The only portion of the application that cannot be completed online is the part when additional documentation is necessary. This is done after the application is submitted and only at the notice of the SSA.
If you have any problems with the online application, it is best to contact the service desk of the Social Security Administration. However, if you have any problems with an application being rejected and need to appeal it, then it is best to contact the Franco Law Firm to help you overturn the rejection and give you the best legal chance possible. For more information, please call us at (813) 872-0929.