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How do I apply for disability benefits?

You can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits online. You cannot apply online for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. You can apply for either or both programs (SSDI & SSI) by calling Social Security’s toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, to schedule a telephone appointment. You can also call your local Social Security office to schedule an in-person or telephone appointment. You can also just walk into your local Social Security office without an appointment.

If the local Social Security offices listed on our website are not right for you, you can find the Social Security office nearest you or most convenient to you here. People who are deaf or hearing impaired may call Social Security’s toll-free “TTY” number: 1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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