How to Apply for SSI Disability

How to Apply for SSI Disability Benefits

Social Security has made significant changes in the way it processes applications for Social Security disability claims. One of these changes has been to allow some claimants to file an application for benefits online.

How to Apply for Disability Benefits in Person or via Telephone

One word of caution, however. Despite what some other websites are stating, you cannot complete a claim for Title 16 Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, benefits online. You can start the process online, however. To apply for SSI benefits, you can:

  • Complete the Adult Disability Report online and schedule an appointment to complete the SSI application; or
  • Schedule an appointment with your local office to complete the application process.

Click here to contact Social Security to schedule an appointment in person at your local social security office or schedule a telephone interview with a Social Security representative. You can call your local field office, or call the Social Security Administration’s national toll-free telephone number 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday to make an appointment.

Before you begin the application process, either online or in a local office, you may want to refer to the following information:

Note: Only the Disability Reports can be completed online. You must complete the application process at your local office.