You can apply for benefits at any Social Security office, by mail, or by telephone. You also have the option of filing directly with Social Security online. By going to your local Social Security office, you are more likely to receive individualized attention from the agency. They can discuss your situation with you, offer advice, and help you correct any mistakes that may appear on your application prior to filing. Our office can also file the application on behalf of a client. If you prefer that option, we can mail all necessary paperwork to complete and have you mail it back or drop it off completed.