How to Apply for Emergency SSI Benefits

Open a web browser and navigate to the Social Security Administration expedited payments website (see Resources). Review the instances in which expedited payments will be issued to ensure you qualify for emergency payments.

Call to make an appointment with your local SSI office at (800) 772-1213. Inform SSI personnel you wish to apply for an expedited payment.

Gather the required information to apply for SSI benefits. This information includes your Social Security card, proof of age, proof of citizenship or resident alien status, proof of income, proof of resources, proof of housing and medical records.

Bring all the required information to the local SSI office at the time of your appointment.