Disability, Online Services, SSI

Help Someone You Know Apply for Social Security and More

April 20, 2023 • By

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Last Updated: April 20, 2023

daughter helping father apply for benefits on tabletSocial Security helps people in all stages of life. We provide easy and convenient ways to learn about and apply for benefits. Using our online services, you can assist friends and family members to:

Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Check if the person you are helping qualifies for SSI – and also apply – on our SSI page.

Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits

When the unexpected happens and a loved one can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, our disability benefits can be a lifeline. Find out more on our Disability page.

Create a personal my Social Security account

If your loved one is planning for retirement or interested in estimating their future benefits, they can create a free and secure my Social Security account and view their Social Security Statement.

Check the status of a pending application for benefits

Checking the status of an application is quick and easy with a personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one on our website.

Appeal a decision for benefits

If someone you know was denied Social Security benefits or SSI, they can request an appeal. We provide information on how to appeal decisions for both medical and non-medical reasons.

To discover more ways you can assist others, please visit our Information for People Helping Others page. Please share this information with friends and family and help us spread the word on social media!

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