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What do I need to do to file a SSI application?

Applying for SSI is different than applying for SSD (social security disability). You cannot apply for SSI online. You can either call the Social Security Office or go to the office in person. There is a toll-free number you can call, 1-800-772-1213, between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday to make an appointment.

You can choose to file the social security disability claim through either a phone interview or an in-person interview. You can still fill out the Disability Application SSD and Adult Disability Report online. You just cannot do the actual SSI application online. You must have your social security number available when you call. You should also review the Adult Disability Kit that the Social Security Administration has online. This is so you know what information you will need to gather so that you can provide it at the interview. This will include your medical and work history.  For SSI you must also provide all of your financial information.

Please remember that this is just general information, and everyone’s situation is unique. This article should not be considered legal advice.