How to Find a Social Security Office Near You
While you can utilize several services online such as applying for retirement benefits, changing your address, or requesting a replacement social security card, there will be times that you'll need or want to walk into an office to speak to a real person! Sounds great, right?
So the challenge is how do you find a Social Security office near your home? Great question, so let's get right down to it!
How to Find Your Local Social Security Office Using SSA.GOV
Finding your local social security office near you is a snap! But, first, you'll need to access the official United States government website for Social Security at https://www.ssa.gov/locator/ to find your local office.
Next, scroll down the page and look for the blue button which reads "Locate an Office by Zip." When you click this button, a new page will pop up - the Social Security Office Locator. On the bottom left of the page, you'll see a box that says, "Find the Office for this ZIP Code." Once you place your zip code in the box, click the gray "Locate" button next.
On the next page, you'll see the names, locations, and physical addresses of the Social Security offices closest to your ZIP code. If you're on the edge of a ZIP code, try using the neighboring ZIP code, as you may find a Social Security office located closer to your home in another ZIP code.
On the Social Security office information page, besides the address, you'll also find the phone and fax numbers to that office, along with the hours of operation. For example, suppose you're looking for agencies to support you with welfare, housing, and meal assistance. In that case, you can click the link at the bottom of the page or click this link to find out more about housing and other types of assistance available to you.
How To Find Your Local Social Security Office Using PrepareforSocialSecurity.com
Suppose you'd like to find your local Social Security office using Google Maps to see how far each office is from your home. In that case, you can easily do this on this very website!
First, go to https://PrepareforSocialSecurity.com. This is our main page. In the menu at the top of the page, you’ll see "SSA Offices.” Click that to find your state.
Then, click your state of residence. Have Google search it up for you!
PrepareforSocialSecurity.com will show you all of the Social Security Office locations in your state. You can scroll down to find one nearest you.
You can also use the search function on https://PrepareforSocialSecurity.com to find one nearest you. Just enter in your ZIP code!
How Can I Make an Appointment at My Local Social Security Office?
Suppose you do not want to apply for benefits online, or you need to speak to an agent at your local social security office for any reason. In that case, you can schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Wait times to speak to a representative are typically shorter early in the day (between 8 am and 10 am local time) or later in the afternoon (between 4 pm and 7 pm local time).
What Social Security Services and Benefits Can I Apply for Online?
You can complete an application for Retirement, Spouse's, Medicare or Disability Benefits online. If you cannot submit your application online, you can call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visits to Social Security offices are by appointment only for certain services, so you may have to fill out specific forms online.
Where Can I Apply for Social Security Benefits?
Applying online for Social Security Benefits is easy, and you can do so by clicking here. This link will bring you to the online website where you can apply for social security benefits, disability benefits, medicare benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, Survivors Benefits, and Children's Benefits. In addition, you can also check the status of your Social Security application by using the link above!
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