Social Security Resources

To apply for Social Security Supplemental Insurance, please visit the Social Security Website.

You can start your disability application immediately online. There is no need to wait for an appointment.

Follow these four easy steps to get started:

Step 1: Review the Adult Disability Checklist;
Step 2: Complete the online Disability Benefit Application;
Step 3: Complete the online Adult Disability Report or Child Disability Report; and
Step 4: Complete the Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration (SSA Form-827).

You also can apply in person, or you can:

Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday to make an appointment; or
Contact your local Social Security office.

Ticket to Work Info and Work Incentives Improvement information from Social Security

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance

Background:

The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 authorized Social Security to award grants, contracts or cooperative agreements to provide community-based work incentives expertise to beneficiaries of Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on disability.  We awarded 95 cooperative agreements throughout every State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These projects will begin providing services to beneficiaries in August of 2013. You may find contact information for these projects on http://choosework.net.

Services:

The goal of the WIPA program is to enable beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices about work, and to support working beneficiaries to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency. Each WIPA project has Community Work Incentives Coordinators who will:

  • provide in-depth counseling about benefits and the effect of work on those benefits;
  • conduct outreach efforts to beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI (and their families) who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs; and
  • work in cooperation with Federal, State, and private agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve disabled SSI and SSDI beneficiaries.

Our Community Work Incentive Coordinator for this area: Wendy Partridge, Phone: 217-836-7213 She is the Northern Illinois Representative, based in Springfield.