By Nikita Ganesh, Legal Intern
Extended Deadlines: During COVID-19, the Social Security Administration is extending its deadlines for medical and other documentation. For more information, please see https://www.ssa.gov
Online Services: SSA has convenient and secure online services: https://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices/
Some of these services include the following:
Applying for Retirement Benefits: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement/
Applying for Disability Benefits: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/
Applying for Medicare Benefits: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/
Check the Status of an Application or Appeal:
Print a Verification Letter: https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/proof-of-benefits.html
Have any questions? The public can contact the SSA and speak to a representative by calling (800) 772- 1213.
You can also look up your local office phone numbers through the Social Security Office Locator: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
Walk-in services are not available. However, appointments may be available for limited, critical issues if they cannot assist you by phone or get the information needed.
For legal professionals: NCLER is providing free consultations to legal professionals seeking more information to help older adults. Contact ConsultNCLER@acl.hhs.gov
For more COVID-19 information,visit NLCER’s COVID-19 page:
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