Disability Assistance

You may be eligible for 3 forms of assistance.

Forms of Assistance without Online Applications
Federal Retiree Benefits
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Program Description
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers Federal Retirees and retirement-eligible Federal Employees an online site to find general and personal information about retirement benefits, and to make changes concerning Federal annuity payments.

OPM's Retirement Services Online provides retirement services on demand, and may be used to:
  • Change your Federal Income Tax withholding
  • Change your state Income Tax withholding
  • Request a duplicate tax-filing statement (Form 1099-R)
  • Change your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • Establish, change or stop an allotment to an organization
  • Change your mailing address
  • Sign up for direct deposit of your payment, or change the account or financial institution to which your payment is sent
  • Set up, change or stop a checking or savings allotment
  • View your annuity statement
General Program Requirements
Online Federal Retiree benefit information online may be used by:
  • Federal Retirees
  • Retirement-eligible Federal Employees
Application Process
No application process is needed for this program; simply visit http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.aspx.
Program Contact Information
For more information, visit:http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp For written correspondence, please write to:
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
1900 E. Street, NW
Room 3349
Washington DC, 20415

Email:
retire@opm.gov Call:
1-888-767-6738 or 202-606-2115

Managing Agency
U.S. Office of Personnel Management http://www.opm.gov
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
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Program Description
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits are paid to people who meet the following requirements:
  • Have earned enough Social Security credits
  • Are unable to work because of a disability that has lasted or will last for at least 12 months or end in death.
Application Process
If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, visit http://best.ssa.gov.

Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.

Once you know which benefits you can apply for, go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline/ to apply online.

You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) for additional information about SSA benefits and for application information.
Program Contact Information
To view SSA's publication "Understanding the Benefits", visit:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10024.html
Managing Agency
U.S. Social Security Administration http://www.socialsecurity.gov
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
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Program Description
To qualify for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least age 65, or
  • Be blind or disabled, and
  • Have limited income and assets, and
  • Meet additional requirements.
Application Process
If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, visit http://best.ssa.gov.

Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.

Once you know which benefits you can apply for, go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline/ to apply online.

You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) for additional information about SSA benefits and for application information.
Program Contact Information
For our Publications Home Page, visit:http://www.ssa.gov/pubs
Managing Agency
U.S. Social Security Administration http://www.socialsecurity.gov