Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Next Steps

Learn More About SSDI

Get more information about SSDI:

Use Social Security's online statements to see information about your earnings record and benefits eligibility.

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

Get Help with Your Benefits

A trained benefits expert can help you understand your benefits programs. Exactly who you need to contact depends on your situation and the benefits you get.

View DB101's full list of experts who can help you understand different benefits.

Apply for SSDI

You can apply for SSDI:

  • Online
  • By calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) to make an appointment to apply either:

To get help with the application process, make an appointment with Social Security.

Note: Due to COVID-19, there may be limits on in-person services. Contact your agency by phone to ask about this.

For help with an appeal, contact Equip for Equality (EFE).

Talk to an SSDI Expert

If you have questions about SSDI and need to talk with somebody, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) or visit your local Social Security office.

If you want to ask about how work might affect your SSDI benefits, try contacting:

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