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Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (SSA)

The Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) Explained: Social Security Benefits

The Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) was developed by the Social Security Administration.

This anonymous survey screens for SSI and SSDI, Social Security Survivors, Special Veterans, and other benefits programs, including:

  • Disability Assistance
  • Family
  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Retirement
  • Spouse & Widow(er)
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Veterans


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