Recently Asked Questions

Do veterans pay into Social Security? in Veterans
Yes, members of the military do pay into the Social Security system and earn work credits during military service. SSA has a great publication about military service and work credits here: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10017.pdf .
We recently had turnover in our SOAR specialist position. The new SOAR specialist is having new 1696 forms signed. How can we withdraw the old staff member as a representative? Can the agency request the withdrawal or does it come from the client? in SSA Application Forms
Please see https://soarworks.prainc.com/article/soar-key-component-serving-representative for guidance. A "Withdrawal of Representation" letter must be sent to SSA and a new 1696 can be attached.
How can I access Social Security documents in Spanish? in SSA Application Forms
The Social Security Administration publishes Spanish versions of all their forms. There is also a Spanish version of their website: https://www.ssa.gov/espanol .
My client has not been completely honest with hospital staff because he "does not trust people." Therefore, his medical records do not show all of his illnesses. Should I send all of the records I have, or just the parts that actually show his illnesses? in Medical Records and HIPAA
You should definitely send all of the medical records. SSA has a rule called the “All Evidence Rule” which requires applicants (through their representative) to submit all medical information known, which includes knowledge of impairment and/or treatment sources. Here is a link for more information...