Applying for Disability Benefits

How You Can Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits:

In Person: Applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are filed with your nearest local Social Security office. Find the Social Security office that serves your area (exit DHS). You can make an appointment at any local office by calling Social Security's toll-free number, (800) 772-1213, 24 hours a day.  If you are hearing imparied, please call the toll-free TTY number, (800) 325-0778, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. (central time) Mondays through Fridays.

Online: You can apply online for SSDI benefits. For a direct link to information on applying online for SSDI benefits (exit DHS). Currently applications for SSI benefits cannot be completed online, but you can access and complete some of the forms necessary for the application process online (exit DHS).

You can visit SSA's website (exit DHS) for complete information on benefit programs, including how to apply.

How You Can Apply for Disability Benefits from Medicaid, Medicaid Purchase Plan and Katie Beckett programs:

There are several ways to apply for State Medicaid or Medicaid Purchase Plan benefits. Learn more about how to apply for these types of benefits.

Applications for Katie Beckett benefits are filed through the Katie Beckett offices around the state. Learn more about how to apply for Katie Beckett benefits.


Last Revised: November 12, 2014