How Can I Apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, SSI?
There are several ways to apply for these benefits. One way is to go to your local Social Security office, which can be located by calling 1-800-772-1213 or at the website, ssa.gov, and looking it up by your zip code. It is best to get there early in the morning or to go about an hour and a half before they close. One advantage of this is that you are dealing with a contact representative from social security disability that can see you. Of course, for many folks who are filing an application for disability or supplemental security income, SSI, it is difficult to get to the SSA office because of their health problems or transportation problems caused by shortage of income.
Another way to apply for social security disability and supplemental security income SSI is to call the 1-800-772-1213 number. The social security representative who answers the phone can set you up for a phone interview to help you fill out the forms. This can be especially helpful if you cannot read and write very well. It is slightly to your advantage to call because the interviewer can post impressions as to wheatear you seemed to have had any problems answering questions.
A third and new way is over the internet. You can start your application for social security disability or supplemental security income, SSI, with a visit to their website, ssa.gov, and apply. This has the advantage of being a bit faster than the other two application methods listed above. The disadvantage, of course, is that many people are not too internet savvy and have problems in completing the forms and may be tempted to give up. Another disadvantage is that you do not have even contact with a social security disability representative.
A fourth method of course is to call the social security disability lawyer office who can start your case by one of the several methods listed above and insure that your application is completed and no deadlines are missed.
Given all the various methods for starting an application for social security disability or supplemental security income, there is no excuse for not starting today!