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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

OTHER SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION-RELATED RESOURCES

Do you have questions about social security? If so, USA.gov answers Top Questions About Social Security.

Payments Abroad Screening Tool – Payments Outside the United States (ssa.gov)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Basics (Justice in Aging)

Get Started to Apply for SSI | SSA (Get Help Applying for SSI)

NCLER Training Resource: Social Security Overpayments

NCLER Training Resource: Information for Advocates Assisting Clients with SSI Claim Denials: PRACTICE TIP • 12/2021

Patching the Safety Net: Survivor’s Benefits for LGBTQ Older Adults (acl.gov)

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