Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Adult Public Assistance (APA)

Next Steps

Learn More about SSI and APA

Find more information about SSI on the Social Security Administration’s website and in Social Security’s Spotlights on special SSI topics.

Find more information about APA on the Alaska Division of Public Assistance website.

Apply for SSI and APA

For SSI: You can apply:

  • Online (which starts the application process immediately)
  • By calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) to make an appointment to apply either:

For APA: You can apply by filling out the DPA Application for Services and submitting it to your local Division of Public Assistance (DPA) office by mail, fax, email, or in person. To be approved for APA benefits, you must show you have also applied for SSI.

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

Benefits Planning Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or CDB benefits, and you're looking for a job, a trained benefits planner can help you avoid complications when you are working on a job plan for your future. For questions or guidance specific to your situation, you can speak to someone at the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM EST.

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