Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Wisconsin Supplemental Security Income, Picture of a wheel from a wheelchair

Any person may obtain more information about federal SSI and how to apply by calling Social Security's toll-free number (800) 772-1213. A service representative is available between the hours of 7 a.m.and 7 p.m. on business days.

If you have a touch tone phone, recorded information is available after 7 p.m., 7 days a week. Social Security also has an Internet address:

People who are hearing impaired may call the toll-free TTY number (800) 325-0778 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on business days. Telephone lines are busiest the first week of the month and early in the week.

People must apply for SSI at their Social Security Office and they must qualify for a federal SSI payment to receive the state SSI payment. The Social Security Office Locator enables you to locate the nearest Social Security Administration office based on the U.S. Postal ZIP Code where you are.

If individuals receive SSI and have a question about their Medicaid (ForwardHealth) card, they should call Wisconsin Member Services at (800) 362-3002.

See SSI Benefits Amounts for details.

Last Revised: December 4, 2015