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Applying for benefits

How do I apply for a benefit?


SSA BEST does not accept or manage applications for government benefits. While you cannot apply for benefits or check your application status directly on the SSA BEST website, we can help guide you to the next steps in the application process. For application information, refer to the Application Process or 'Quick Info' sections on each benefit page.

For more information on applying for Social Security benefits, check out the Social Security Administration’s Ways to Apply.

Why was my application denied?


SSA BEST does not accept or manage applications for government benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration is responsible for offering and administering Social Security benefit programs. Please contact U.S. Social Security Administration for questions about your benefit application.

How do I check my application status?


While you cannot apply for government benefits or check your application status directly on the SSA BEST website, we can help guide you to the next steps in the application process. For application information, refer to the Application Process or 'Quick Info' sections on each benefit page.

Who should I contact with application questions?


SSA BEST does not accept or manage applications for government benefits. Please contact the U.S. Social Security Administration for questions about your application.  

Visit SSA.gov to learn more.