If you need to apply for anything in the Social Security world, it is likely you can do it online.
While online applications aren't for everyone, Jack Myers with Social Security says that is becoming an increasing avenue for many of their beneficiaries and in fact, they have started to recommend it.
Myers stresses it will never be a requirement for anyone to apply for benefits online but it is likely the most convenient and easiest option for you.
Additionally, the application for a financial assistance program geared towards seniors is also available at the Social Security website. Myers says the Extra Help application is available online and is unique because a person can file on behalf of someone else.
For many of these applications, Myers points out you'll need to have a My Social Security account set up. That will be a handy tool down the road so he encourages having that set up when you start the application process.