Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program serves those with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or 65 years of age and older. In addition to the Social Security Administration considering the person’s income and resources, they will also consider any family member’s income and resources who lives in the same household.
SSI benefits applications can be submitted online at the Social Security website, or by telephone at 800-772-1213. You can also apply for SSI in person at most local Social Security field offices, you can check the Social Security Administration’s website for any temporary closures. There are dozens of offices across Ohio, including one in Zanesville located at 3823 James Court. To find the office nearest you, search by zip code.
You should apply for benefits as soon as you become disabled. It usually takes at least three to five months to process an initial application. Having incorrect or missing information—in particular, a lack of strong medical evidence—makes it much more likely that your claim will be denied.
Before you apply for benefits, it is strongly recommended that you speak to an Ohio SSD lawyer.