Form SSA-1-BK. Application for Retirement Insurance Benefits
Form SSA-1-BK, the Application for Retirement Insurance Benefits, is used to apply for retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration. The primary purpose of this form is to allow individuals to claim retirement benefits based on their work history and age.
For example, when someone reaches the age of eligibility for Social Security retirement benefits and wishes to start receiving these benefits, they would use this form to apply. The purpose is to establish their eligibility and initiate the retirement benefit payments.
The parties involved are individuals who are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits and the SSA. The form consists of sections for the applicant's information, details about their work history, and their choice of retirement date. Accurate and timely submission is crucial for receiving retirement benefits.