Social Security and Other Benefits

 

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program

Social Security pays benefits to people who are unable to work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Eligibility for SSDI will depend on your work history.

Click HERE for information on applying.

Click HERE for the Checklist for Online Adult Disability Application.

Click HERE to apply for Disability Benefits.

Click HERE for more information on Benefits for Children with Disabilities.

 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits

The Supplemental Security Income is a federal welfare program that pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

Click HERE for information about SSI Benefits.

You can apply for SSI at the same time you apply for SSDI (see above). There will be a section in the SSDI application that asks if you would also like to apply for SSI.

If you would like to apply for SSI only, you can call the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 and a representative will set up an appointment with you to apply for SSI over the phone or in person with the local office in Hawai’i.

 

Medicare

If you are 65 years of age or older and/or are living with a disability, you can apply for Medicare. Eligibility for Medicare depends on your work history.

To apply for Medicare, you can contact the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 and a representative will set up an appointment with you to apply for Medicare over the phone or in person. You can also click HERE to apply for Medicare online.

 

Medicaid

Medicaid is a State medical insurance program. Eligibility depends on your income and resources. Click HERE for more information or to apply. You can also contact the Hawai’i Med-Quest Offices at the following numbers below:

State of Hawaii Med-QUEST Offices