Filing for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) Online:
 
Many claimants do not have the time or money to travel to and from a Social Security office on a regular basis.  For these people, there is a way to apply for disability benefits online.  This Social Security Administration website walks you through the steps you need to take in order to begin the process.  Also, you may file an appeal of your initial decision online.
 
Filing for SSI Online:
 
While you cannot complete the entire application for SSI benefits online, you may complete a portion of it and cut down the time you have to spend in a Social Security office.  This website allows you to complete a disability report for a child or an adult.  After you do this, you must schedule an appointment with your local Social Security office in order to finish the application.  Also, you may file an appeal of your initial decision online.