Apply for Benefits

You can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB), and Child’s Benefits at your local Social Security office or by calling 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY).

To apply for MO HealthNet, download the MO HealthNet application form. After you print it and fill it out, submit it to your local Family Support Division (FSD) office. There is also an online application for children under the age of 19, some parents and pregnant women, and uninsured women ages 18 – 54 who want women's health services. These groups may also apply by phone at 1-855-373-9994.

Healthcare.gov is the easiest place to apply for a private individual health plan.

To get Food Stamps, download an application, fill it out, and submit it to your local Family Support Division (FSD) office in person or by mail or fax your application to 1-573-522-6220.

To apply for Temporary Assistance go to your local Family Support Division (FSD) office.

To apply for a Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS), contact your local PASS Cadre.

Learn About Asset Building

DB101’s Building Assets and Wealth article discusses programs that can help you build your savings without risking your disability benefits. It includes information about:
  • ABLE Accounts, where over time you can save up to $100,000 in resources and not have them count for SSI or MO HealthNet.
  • Plans to Achieve Self-Support (PASS), a program that helps you save money for a work-related goal while you get SSI benefits
  • Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), savings accounts that help people with low incomes build resources
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal tax program that lowers the amount of income tax owed by low- to moderate-income workers and families

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.

Benefits Planning Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or CDB benefits, and you're looking for a job, a trained Benefits Specialist 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 (1-866-833-2967 TTY/TDD) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM EST.