What is SSI?
SSI is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues and not Social Security taxes. It is designed to help aged, blind and individuals with disabilities that have little or no income. SSI provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.
How can I apply for SSI?
Call the Social Security Administration (SSA) office to schedule an appointment at your local office.
(800) 772-1213 or (800) 325-0778 (TTY)
SSI applications are not available online, however, visit http://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi/ssi.html for instructions on how to apply.