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People Experiencing Homelessness

Individuals experiencing homelessness who have a disability have the same rights and privileges in applying for disability benefits as someone who is not homeless. Please read more in Spotlight on Homelessness. You should inform the SSA during the application process if you are experiencing homelessness, so that the SSA may better assist you with your application. You can find more information about how to apply for benefits by clicking on the links below:

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

You can also find housing assistance in your area at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/localoffices. Service providers are available to help you with your applications. The SSA provides a link to national organizations at https://www.ssa.gov/homelessness/advocates.htm.

(Source: SSA)

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