Applying for SSI is different than applying for SSD (social security disability). You cannot apply for SSI online. You can either call the Social Security Office or go to the Social Security office in person. There is a toll free number you can call, 1-800-772-1213, between 7AM and 7PM Monday through Friday to make an appointment. You can go in person without an interview, but you may have a long wait.
You can choose to file the social security disability claim through either a phone interview or an in person interview. You can still fill out the Adult Disability Report online. You just cannot do the actual application online. You must have your social security number available when you call. You should also review the Adult Disability Kit that the Social Security Administration has online. This is so you know what information you will need to gather so that you can provide it at the interview. This will include your medical and work history.
If you need help call a Buffalo Social Security attorney at 716-831-1111.