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« on: April 17, 2017, 03:58:52 PM »

Looks like some people are now eligible to complete their SSI applications totally online.

http://blog.socialsecurity.gov/supplemental-security-income-applications-now-online/

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Now, if you meet certain requirements, you can file Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and disability applications online at the same time.

You can apply online if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 65;
  • Have never been married;
  • Arenít blind;
  • Are a U.S. citizen residing in one of the fifty states, District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands; and
  • Havenít applied for or received disability or SSI benefits in the past.

If you started another application online before April 1, but havenít submitted it, you can take advantage of this new service option and submit a disability and SSI application together.
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Name: Dawn
Location: IL
Age at Application: 31
Disability: Depression, anxiety
Date Applied: 11/2013
First Approval/Denial Date: 03/2014
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: 11/2014
Hearing Date: 11/13/2015 (Friday the 13th!)
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: 01/15/2016 Fully Favorable (rec'd 01/21)
Date Award Letter Received: 02/17/2016 (rec'd 02/20)
Date Back Pay Received: 02/13/2016 (paper check)
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 08:37:59 PM »

Does this mean you can apply for SSI Only online ? Or you can only apply for SSI online when you are applying for SSDI ? It only mentions SSI in connection with SSDI.
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Age at Application: 50
Disability: DDD, nerve damage upper & lower extremities, RA
Date Applied: First Applied Feb 2002, Denied May 2003. Applied again Oct 2003, Approved June 2004
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 08:47:34 PM »

Does this mean you can apply for SSI Only online ? Or you can only apply for SSI online when you are applying for SSDI ? It only mentions SSI in connection with SSDI.

My understanding is you have to complete an SSDI application when applying for SSI....even if it will cause an automatic SSDI denial letter due to not meeting the nonmedical requirements   (work credits) since SSI is Supplemental.  So, they will complete the application for both online & get the SSDI denial & the SSI application will process if the applicant is SSI only.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 09:20:07 PM »

Helper. thats makes sense. You have to file an SSDI application when you file for SSI. You have to verify you are not eligible for other programs before being approved for SSI. It'e been a longer than usual day. Sorry for the confusion.
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Age at Application: 50
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Date Applied: First Applied Feb 2002, Denied May 2003. Applied again Oct 2003, Approved June 2004
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 11:32:45 PM »

And since no one interviews you and does any real evaluation of whether or not your statements make sense (in terms of income and resource questions for SSI), you can say whatever you want and no one will ask you for proof until such time that DDS or an ALJ makes a favorable finding of disability. At that point, months or years down the road, the SSI claims rep will ask you for proofs and you won't be paid without them.

It will lead to less employee handling in the front end, relying on the honor system in the allegations about income, resources and living arrangements. So I envision lots more SSI claims overall and many from people who don't meet the income and resource rules, but were not quite honest in their statements. But, it will free up employees from completing the claims.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 11:47:08 PM »

And since no one interviews you and does any real evaluation of whether or not your statements make sense (in terms of income and resource questions for SSI), you can say whatever you want and no one will ask you for proof until such time that DDS or an ALJ makes a favorable finding of disability. At that point, months or years down the road, the SSI claims rep will ask you for proofs and you won't be paid without them.

It will lead to less employee handling in the front end, relying on the honor system in the allegations about income, resources and living arrangements. So I envision lots more SSI claims overall and many from people who don't meet the income and resource rules, but were not quite honest in their statements. But, it will free up employees from completing the claims.

Out of curiosity, are the new online case updates actually reducing employee workload?  It seems like it might actually be increasing phone calls?
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