Applying for Social Security Online - Yahoo!
Applying for Social Security is probably the most important financial decision you will make in your lifetime, and it’s not a decision to be made lightly. Everyone’s situation is different and it’s important to consider everything – your financial need; your life expectancy; your marital status; and your work status – before applying for your benefits. But when you finally decide it’s time to apply, you’ll find that the easiest way is to use Social Security’s online service at www.ssa.gov/retire. The online application process is relatively straightforward and generally much more efficient than applying over the phone or in person at your local Social Security office, even with only rudimentary computer skills. Click here to see a short video which explains the online application process.
More detail about how to apply for your Social Security benefits online is included in this Yahoo! article, including access to a checklist for applying online for SS retirement and spousal benefits, as well as enrolling in Medicare online. Click here to read the Yahoo! article by Georgina Tzanetos.