How do I apply for SSI?

Apr 14, 2011 No Comments by

If you are thinking of applying for SSI benefits, the first question on your mind may be, “How do I apply for SSI?”  There are several ways your disability application can be initiated with the Social Security Administration, who handles the both determinations regarding eligibility for and payment of SSI.

1. You may contact your local office.  Input your zip code here, and you can find the contact information for your local office.  You can then request either a telephone or in person appointment to file your SSI application.

2. You may contact the Social Security Administration toll free at 1-800-772-1213.  Representatives answer the phones from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please note that you may have a long wait to speak to a representative; this line is often very busy.

3. You may also file your SSI disability application online.  Simply complete the Adult Disability Report to initiate the process.

4. You may call our office or fill out a free review form, and we will guide you through the process.

How do I apply for SSI? By using the four methods listed above.  The Social Security Administration now provides convenient ways to file your disability application without going to your local Social Security office.

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Ashley obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in English and History from Concord University in 2006, graduating summa cum laude. In 2009, she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in North Carolina shortly after. Ashley practices Social Security Law exclusively. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Ashley is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the United States District Court. She also currently serves as the liaison between the Young Lawyers Division and Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.