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  How do I apply for Supplemental Security Income disability benefits?
  How do I apply for Supplemental Security Income disability benefits?

Please follow these steps to apply for Supplemental Security Income disability benefits:

Step 1: Review the Adult Disability Starter Kit. This kit answers common questions about applying for benefits and includes a worksheet that will help you gather the information you need.

Step 2: Fill out the online Adult Disability Report. 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.

Step 3: Complete your application  for SSI disability benefits by calling our toll free number (1-800-772-1213) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and making an appointment. You may choose to apply for benefits either by phone or in person at a local Social Security office.  One of our representatives will help you apply for the benefits. Please have your Social Security number handy when you call us. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778 during the same hours.

You may also visit an office to apply without making an appointment, but you may have to wait to speak to a representative.

If you need a language interpreter, we will provide free interpreter services to help you conduct your Social Security business over the phone or in any Social Security office.

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