Social Security Q&A: Supplemental Security Income
Q: How do I apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits? A: The best first step is to start at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability. Then take a look at the Adult Disability Starter Kit. This kit answers common questions about applying for benefits. It includes a worksheet that will help you gather the information you need. Then, fill out the online Adult Disability Report at www.socialsecurity.gov/adultdisabilityreport. At the end of the report, we will ask you to sign a form that gives your doctor permission to send us information about your disability. We need this information so we can make a decision on your claim. Finally, complete your application for SSI ...