Disability application sites on the internet could be scams.
Scammers are trying to get personal information by pretending they are there to help one with their application or claim. A recent alert by the Social Security Inspector General warns of this “phishing” scam and whether or not you have started an application they may try to contact you to get information. They’re taking a shot in the dark hoping you have started or completed an application for benefits and hoping you will give them a little more information over the phone to “complete the process”. They may ask for your social security number or bank account number. Some sites are even set up to look like the official Social Security website but are not. The best advice – never give your social security number or bank account number over the phone. Never wire or send money to someone to “complete the process”.