How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

There are several ways you can apply for benefits:
  1. Online  Go to    You will want to first review the Disability Checklist. Then you can complete the Disability Benefit Application.  There will be additional forms to complete at that time, including the Disability Report and Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration. (You cannot apply for SSI online.)
  2. Telephone Appointment   Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to schedule an appointment by telephone.
  3. In Person Application   You can go to your nearest Social Security Office to apply for benefits.