If I'm applying for benefits online on behalf of my disabled spouse, do they need to be present?

No, but it can go faster if they are present when you fill out the application. The disabled person signs electronically if the application is online if they are present. If they are not present, then the Social Security Administration sends a document in the mail for them to sign and return. 

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