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What types of questions will BEST ask?

BEST will ask for:

  • your (and your spouse's) date of birth, date of marriage(s) and earnings information.
  • information about your personal finances to determine if you could be eligible for SSI or qualify for help with your Medicare premium.

Who will see the answers I give?

No one else will see the answers you give. When you leave BEST, all of your answers will be erased. Social Security will not keep any record of your answers. In fact, you may want to print a copy of each page for your own records as you go through the questions.

What if I am helping someone else?

If you're answering these questions on behalf of someone else (including a child), the term "you" applies to that person. Answer the questions as they apply to the person you are helping.

What if I use assistive technology to access BEST?

BEST is designed to allow users to access all the information on the site, including the eligibility screening questionnaire, via the keyboard. On each page, your keyboard's Tab button will advance you between questions. At the end of the questionnaire, you will have access to your results. 

For information about alternative views and navigation, visit Accessibility Help .