“Hi my name is Andrew Kinney, I’m an attorney with Hoglund Law offices. I practice Social Security Disability Law.
This video today is about filing applications online. Social security allows you to file an application online. You can also call social security’s 800 numbers. That has been a traditional way of filing for a long time. A third way to apply for Social Security benefits is to go to a local office and appear in person.
There are some benefits and drawbacks to this. The benefit would be convenience. If you file online you’re able to explain to Social Security what’s wrong, how long you’ve had the problems, and you’re able to on your own at least assert that you’re applying for social security benefits. But there are some pitfalls to applications online.
The first is, when you’re online, looking for people to help you with it you’ll notice some people may appear to work for the government when they don’t. There are attorneys and non-attorneys nationally that advertise to help you file online. So this video hopefully will make it clear that for you, you need to have a game plan. The game plan should be, if you want to have legal representation we recommend that you have a licensed attorney. Hoglund Law offices only use licensed attorneys.
The second is, if you wish to file online you can get our help. It is an option. We recommend using our help because there are some elements of filing online that are strategic, and the only way you would know is if you get professional assistance from us or our staff.
The other drawback of filing online is that if you’re on your own, you need to keep going online. If someone is denied there are timeframes to appeal, and what is beneficial that someone is helping you on the front end is that they’re ready as we are to make sure to appeal online for you.
Ultimately filing online is a possibility and it can be done, at least it may lock in when you ask for benefits. But at any stage of the process, considering social security benefits, if you’ve already applied, or if you’re on appeal, if you would like the help from Hoglund Law offices please feel free to reach our phone number at 1-800-850-7867, again 1-800-850-7867. It should be at the bottom of your screen. Also you can look online at www.HoglundLaw.com“