How to Apply

How to apply

In order to apply for either of the SSI programs, the individual with FAS/FAE must go in person to the nearest Social Security office. In general it is best to call in advance and make an appointment. 1-800-772-1213 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Eastern time). Or use the TTY number 1-800-325-0778. You can also visit an office and make an appointment.

Individuals seeking disability benefits under Title II, or as children of certain workers (DAC), may apply in person. They also may apply on line or obtain the needed forms and mail them or bring to their local Social Security office.

When you apply you will need to have medical records regarding the disability, or the name, address and phone number of a doctor who is familiar with the disability.