Diabled can apply for benefits from home
BY LEO ROSSLER
If your disabling condition makes it hard for you to drive or arrange transportation to your local Social Security office, we have some good news. You can complete and submit your application for Social Security disability benefits from your own home computer. Get started at www.socialsecu rity.gov/disability.
The application process involves determining 1.) whether you have sufficient work to be eligible for Social Security; 2.) the severity of your medical condition; and 3.) your ability to work. Because we carefully review so many cases -- more than three million each year -- it can take us three to five months to determine whether you are eligible to receive benefits.
The amount of time it takes to make a decision on your application can vary depending on a number of factors, such as: