How do I apply for benefits?

If you want to apply for Retirement, Disability, Spouses or Medicare benefits, you can use the SSA online application. If you do not wish to use the online application, or if you want to apply for another type of Social Security benefit, you can:

  • Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to make an appointment to apply for benefits
  • Contact your local Social Security office.