List of Social Security Offices in Alabama

On this page, you will find a list of the 22 Social Security office locations in Alabama.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Alabama, including questions about your social security benefits or how to get a new social security card, this directory will give you all the information you need.

Choose one of the cities below to find the Social Security office details you need to visit or make an appointment. We provide the local phone number, the address with a map, and the office hours they are open.

Cities in Alabama with No Social Security Offices

If you live in a city that doesn't have a Social Security office, you can find your nearest office using the table below, along with the distance from your city.

City Nearest Office Distance
Abanda Alexander City, Alabama 28 miles
Abbeville Dothan, Alabama 26 miles
Adamsville Birmingham, Alabama 10 miles
Addison Cullman, Alabama 18 miles
Akron Tuscaloosa, Alabama 25 miles
Alabaster Bessemer, Alabama 14 miles
Alexandria Anniston, Alabama 9 miles
Aliceville Columbus, Mississippi 33 miles
Allgood Birmingham, Alabama 22 miles
Altoona Gadsden, Alabama 12 miles
Anderson Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 22 miles
Arab Albertville, Alabama 18 miles
Ardmore Huntsville, Alabama 21 miles
Argo Birmingham, Alabama 9 miles
Ariton Dothan, Alabama 29 miles
Arley Jasper, Alabama 16 miles
Ashford Dothan, Alabama 14 miles
Ashland Talladega, Alabama 18 miles
Ashville Gadsden, Alabama 14 miles
Athens Decatur, Alabama 16 miles
Atmore Mobile, Alabama 40 miles
Attalla Gadsden, Alabama 2 miles
Auburn Opelika, Alabama 5 miles
Autaugaville Selma, Alabama 23 miles
Avon Dothan, Alabama 11 miles
Axis Mobile, Alabama 17 miles
Babbie Andalusia, Alabama 9 miles
Baileyton Cullman, Alabama 16 miles
Bakerhill Dothan, Alabama 38 miles
Ballplay Gadsden, Alabama 17 miles
Banks Montgomery, Alabama 44 miles
Bay Minette Mobile, Alabama 21 miles
Bayou La Batre Moss Point, Mississippi 16 miles
Bear Creek Florence, Alabama 36 miles
Beatrice Jackson, Alabama 41 miles
Beaverton Columbus, Mississippi 36 miles
Belgreen Florence, Alabama 25 miles
Belk Columbus, Mississippi 30 miles
Bellamy Meridian, Mississippi 33 miles
Belle Fontaine Fairhope, Alabama 14 miles
Benton Selma, Alabama 16 miles
Berlin Cullman, Alabama 8 miles
Berry Jasper, Alabama 23 miles
Billingsley Selma, Alabama 25 miles
Black Dothan, Alabama 23 miles
Blountsville Cullman, Alabama 18 miles
Blue Ridge Montgomery, Alabama 9 miles
Blue Springs Dothan, Alabama 29 miles
Boaz Albertville, Alabama 6 miles
Boligee Tuscaloosa, Alabama 41 miles
Bon Air Talladega, Alabama 19 miles
Bon Secour Fairhope, Alabama 17 miles
Boykin Selma, Alabama 27 miles
Brantley Andalusia, Alabama 25 miles
Brantleyville Bessemer, Alabama 13 miles
Brent Tuscaloosa, Alabama 30 miles
Brewton Andalusia, Alabama 37 miles
Bridgeport Chattanooga, Tennessee 30 miles
Brighton Bessemer, Alabama 6 miles
Brilliant Jasper, Alabama 30 miles
Bristow Cove Gadsden, Alabama 11 miles
Brook Highland Birmingham, Alabama 10 miles
Brookside Birmingham, Alabama 10 miles
Brookwood Tuscaloosa, Alabama 14 miles
Broomtown Rome, Georgia 21 miles
Brundidge Dothan, Alabama 39 miles
Bucks Mobile, Alabama 22 miles
Butler Meridian, Mississippi 36 miles
Calera Bessemer, Alabama 23 miles
Calvert Jackson, Alabama 29 miles
Camden Selma, Alabama 33 miles
Camp Hill Opelika, Alabama 19 miles
Carbon Hill Jasper, Alabama 15 miles
Cardiff Birmingham, Alabama 11 miles
Carlisle-Rockledge Gadsden, Alabama 8 miles
Carlton Jackson, Alabama 15 miles
Carolina Andalusia, Alabama 4 miles
Carrollton Columbus, Mississippi 27 miles
Castleberry Andalusia, Alabama 32 miles
Catherine Selma, Alabama 29 miles
Cedar Bluff Rome, Georgia 25 miles
Center Point Birmingham, Alabama 4 miles
Centre Gadsden, Alabama 26 miles
Centreville Bessemer, Alabama 30 miles
Chatom Jackson, Alabama 23 miles
Chelsea Birmingham, Alabama 16 miles
Cherokee Florence, Alabama 17 miles
Chickasaw Mobile, Alabama 5 miles
Childersburg Talladega, Alabama 19 miles
Choccolocco Anniston, Alabama 7 miles
Chunchula Mobile, Alabama 18 miles
Citronelle Mobile, Alabama 30 miles
Clanton Selma, Alabama 38 miles
Clay Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Clayhatchee Dothan, Alabama 16 miles
Clayton Dothan, Alabama 44 miles
Cleveland Cullman, Alabama 23 miles
Clio Dothan, Alabama 33 miles
Coaling Tuscaloosa, Alabama 13 miles
Coats Bend Gadsden, Alabama 14 miles
Coffee Springs Dothan, Alabama 27 miles
Coffeeville Jackson, Alabama 19 miles
Coker Tuscaloosa, Alabama 8 miles
Collinsville Albertville, Alabama 19 miles
Colony Cullman, Alabama 18 miles
Columbia Dothan, Alabama 21 miles
Columbiana Birmingham, Alabama 26 miles
Concord Bessemer, Alabama 7 miles
Coosada Montgomery, Alabama 11 miles
Cordova Jasper, Alabama 8 miles
Cottondale Tuscaloosa, Alabama 7 miles
Cottonwood Dothan, Alabama 16 miles
County Line Birmingham, Alabama 15 miles
Courtland Decatur, Alabama 20 miles
Cowarts Dothan, Alabama 10 miles
Creola Mobile, Alabama 14 miles
Crossville Albertville, Alabama 12 miles
Cuba Meridian, Mississippi 19 miles
Cullomburg Jackson, Alabama 27 miles
Cusseta Opelika, Alabama 12 miles
Dadeville Alexander City, Alabama 13 miles
Daleville Dothan, Alabama 16 miles
Daphne Fairhope, Alabama 6 miles
Dauphin Island Fairhope, Alabama 23 miles
Daviston Alexander City, Alabama 20 miles
Dayton Selma, Alabama 35 miles
Deatsville Montgomery, Alabama 20 miles
Deer Park Jackson, Alabama 35 miles
Delta Anniston, Alabama 17 miles
Demopolis Selma, Alabama 46 miles
Detroit Tupelo, Mississippi 37 miles
Dodge City Cullman, Alabama 11 miles
Dora Jasper, Alabama 14 miles
Double Springs Jasper, Alabama 21 miles
Douglas Albertville, Alabama 10 miles
Dozier Andalusia, Alabama 16 miles
Dunnavant Birmingham, Alabama 9 miles
Dutton Albertville, Alabama 28 miles
Eagle Point Birmingham, Alabama 12 miles
East Brewton Andalusia, Alabama 37 miles
East Point Cullman, Alabama 5 miles
Eclectic Alexander City, Alabama 20 miles
Edgewater Birmingham, Alabama 8 miles
Edwardsville Anniston, Alabama 19 miles
Egypt Gadsden, Alabama 6 miles
Elba Andalusia, Alabama 26 miles
Elberta Fairhope, Alabama 18 miles
Eldridge Jasper, Alabama 20 miles
Elkmont Huntsville, Alabama 22 miles
Elmore Montgomery, Alabama 13 miles
Emelle Meridian, Mississippi 32 miles
Emerald Mountain Montgomery, Alabama 10 miles
Enterprise Dothan, Alabama 23 miles
Epes Meridian, Mississippi 39 miles
Equality Alexander City, Alabama 14 miles
Ethelsville Columbus, Mississippi 15 miles
Eufaula Columbus, Georgia 47 miles
Eunola Dothan, Alabama 27 miles
Eutaw Tuscaloosa, Alabama 32 miles
Eva Cullman, Alabama 11 miles
Evergreen Andalusia, Alabama 30 miles
Excel Jackson, Alabama 33 miles
Fairfield Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Fairford Jackson, Alabama 29 miles
Fairview Cullman, Alabama 11 miles
Falkville Cullman, Alabama 11 miles
Faunsdale Selma, Alabama 31 miles
Fayette Jasper, Alabama 34 miles
Fayetteville Talladega, Alabama 27 miles
Fitzpatrick Montgomery, Alabama 22 miles
Five Points Lagrange, Georgia 21 miles
Flomaton Pensacola, Florida 41 miles
Florala Andalusia, Alabama 21 miles
Foley Fairhope, Alabama 14 miles
Forestdale Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Forkland Tuscaloosa, Alabama 43 miles
Fort Deposit Montgomery, Alabama 33 miles
Fort Payne Albertville, Alabama 30 miles
Fort Rucker Dothan, Alabama 17 miles
Franklin Opelika, Alabama 26 miles
Fredonia Lagrange, Georgia 17 miles
Frisco City Jackson, Alabama 29 miles
Fruitdale Jackson, Alabama 35 miles
Fruithurst Anniston, Alabama 23 miles
Fulton Jackson, Alabama 18 miles
Fultondale Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Fyffe Albertville, Alabama 20 miles
Gainesville Meridian, Mississippi 43 miles
Gallant Gadsden, Alabama 9 miles
Gantt Andalusia, Alabama 9 miles
Garden City Cullman, Alabama 15 miles
Gardendale Birmingham, Alabama 10 miles
Gaylesville Rome, Georgia 22 miles
Geiger Meridian, Mississippi 39 miles
Geneva Dothan, Alabama 28 miles
Georgiana Andalusia, Alabama 29 miles
Geraldine Albertville, Alabama 12 miles
Gilbertown Jackson, Alabama 34 miles
Glen Allen Jasper, Alabama 27 miles
Glencoe Gadsden, Alabama 10 miles
Glenwood Andalusia, Alabama 32 miles
Goldville Alexander City, Alabama 15 miles
Good Hope Cullman, Alabama 6 miles
Goodwater Alexander City, Alabama 12 miles
Gordo Tuscaloosa, Alabama 21 miles
Gordon Dothan, Alabama 23 miles
Gordonville Selma, Alabama 27 miles
Goshen Andalusia, Alabama 37 miles
Graham Villa Rica, Georgia 28 miles
Grand Bay Moss Point, Mississippi 11 miles
Grant Albertville, Alabama 18 miles
Grayson Valley Birmingham, Alabama 3 miles
Graysville Birmingham, Alabama 11 miles
Greensboro Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35 miles
Greenville Andalusia, Alabama 39 miles
Grimes Dothan, Alabama 4 miles
Grove Hill Jackson, Alabama 12 miles
Guin Jasper, Alabama 38 miles
Gulfcrest Mobile, Alabama 24 miles
Gulf Shores Fairhope, Alabama 22 miles
Guntersville Albertville, Alabama 8 miles
Gurley Huntsville, Alabama 17 miles
Gu-Win Jasper, Alabama 35 miles
Hackleburg Florence, Alabama 37 miles
Hackneyville Alexander City, Alabama 10 miles
Haleburg Dothan, Alabama 22 miles
Haleyville Jasper, Alabama 33 miles
Hamilton Tupelo, Mississippi 44 miles
Hammondville Rome, Georgia 34 miles
Hanceville Cullman, Alabama 12 miles
Hanover Alexander City, Alabama 16 miles
Harpersville Talladega, Alabama 21 miles
Hartford Dothan, Alabama 17 miles
Hartselle Decatur, Alabama 9 miles
Harvest Huntsville, Alabama 10 miles
Hatton Florence, Alabama 22 miles
Hayden Birmingham, Alabama 21 miles
Hayneville Montgomery, Alabama 24 miles
Hazel Green Huntsville, Alabama 15 miles
Headland Dothan, Alabama 10 miles
Heath Andalusia, Alabama 6 miles
Heflin Anniston, Alabama 14 miles
Helena Bessemer, Alabama 9 miles
Henagar Albertville, Alabama 35 miles
Highland Lake Gadsden, Alabama 20 miles
Highland Lakes Birmingham, Alabama 13 miles
Hillsboro Decatur, Alabama 13 miles
Hissop Alexander City, Alabama 12 miles
Hobson Jackson, Alabama 17 miles
Hobson City Anniston, Alabama 3 miles
Hodges Florence, Alabama 36 miles
Hokes Bluff Gadsden, Alabama 13 miles
Hollins Alexander City, Alabama 18 miles
Hollis Crossroads Anniston, Alabama 14 miles
Holly Pond Cullman, Alabama 15 miles
Hollywood Albertville, Alabama 33 miles
Holt Tuscaloosa, Alabama 5 miles
Holtville Montgomery, Alabama 20 miles
Homewood Birmingham, Alabama 3 miles
Hoover Birmingham, Alabama 10 miles
Horn Hill Andalusia, Alabama 10 miles
Hueytown Bessemer, Alabama 6 miles
Huguley Opelika, Alabama 17 miles
Hurtsboro Opelika, Alabama 27 miles
Hytop Tullahoma, Tennessee 33 miles
Ider Chattanooga, Tennessee 35 miles
Indian Springs Village Birmingham, Alabama 12 miles
Irondale Birmingham, Alabama 7 miles
Ivalee Gadsden, Alabama 4 miles
Jacksons' Gap Alexander City, Alabama 8 miles
Jacksonville Anniston, Alabama 12 miles
Jemison Bessemer, Alabama 32 miles
Joppa Cullman, Alabama 20 miles
Kansas Jasper, Alabama 16 miles
Kellyton Alexander City, Alabama 6 miles
Kennedy Columbus, Mississippi 26 miles
Killen Florence, Alabama 9 miles
Kimberly Birmingham, Alabama 15 miles
Kinsey Dothan, Alabama 8 miles
Kinston Andalusia, Alabama 19 miles
Ladonia Columbus, Georgia 9 miles
La Fayette Opelika, Alabama 19 miles
Lakeview Albertville, Alabama 15 miles
Lake View Bessemer, Alabama 9 miles
Lanett Lagrange, Georgia 16 miles
Langston Albertville, Alabama 19 miles
Leeds Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Leesburg Gadsden, Alabama 23 miles
Leighton Florence, Alabama 11 miles
Leroy Jackson, Alabama 7 miles
Lester Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 20 miles
Level Plains Dothan, Alabama 19 miles
Lexington Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 19 miles
Libertyville Andalusia, Alabama 3 miles
Lillian Pensacola, Florida 13 miles
Lincoln Talladega, Alabama 12 miles
Linden Selma, Alabama 44 miles
Lineville Talladega, Alabama 21 miles
Lipscomb Bessemer, Alabama 6 miles
Lisman Meridian, Mississippi 30 miles
Littleville Florence, Alabama 15 miles
Livingston Meridian, Mississippi 33 miles
Loachapoka Opelika, Alabama 11 miles
Lockhart Andalusia, Alabama 20 miles
Locust Fork Birmingham, Alabama 20 miles
Lookout Mountain Gadsden, Alabama 11 miles
Louisville Dothan, Alabama 38 miles
Lowndesboro Montgomery, Alabama 23 miles
Loxley Fairhope, Alabama 10 miles
Luverne Andalusia, Alabama 33 miles
Lynn Jasper, Alabama 21 miles
Macedonia Columbus, Mississippi 15 miles
Madison Huntsville, Alabama 6 miles
Madrid Dothan, Alabama 15 miles
Magnolia Springs Fairhope, Alabama 11 miles
Malcolm Jackson, Alabama 26 miles
Malvern Dothan, Alabama 8 miles
Maplesville Selma, Alabama 27 miles
Marbury Montgomery, Alabama 28 miles
Margaret Birmingham, Alabama 10 miles
Marion Selma, Alabama 21 miles
Maytown Birmingham, Alabama 10 miles
McCalla Bessemer, Alabama 1 miles
McDonald Chapel Birmingham, Alabama 7 miles
McIntosh Jackson, Alabama 22 miles
McKenzie Andalusia, Alabama 23 miles
McMullen Columbus, Mississippi 31 miles
Meadowbrook Birmingham, Alabama 11 miles
Megargel Jackson, Alabama 29 miles
Memphis Columbus, Mississippi 29 miles
Mentone Rome, Georgia 32 miles
Meridianville Huntsville, Alabama 10 miles
Midfield Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Midland City Dothan, Alabama 6 miles
Midway Opelika, Alabama 39 miles
Mignon Talladega, Alabama 20 miles
Millbrook Montgomery, Alabama 13 miles
Millerville Alexander City, Alabama 19 miles
Millport Columbus, Mississippi 21 miles
Millry Jackson, Alabama 26 miles
Minor Birmingham, Alabama 7 miles
Monroeville Jackson, Alabama 33 miles
Montevallo Bessemer, Alabama 20 miles
Moody Birmingham, Alabama 8 miles
Moores Mill Huntsville, Alabama 11 miles
Mooresville Decatur, Alabama 7 miles
Morris Birmingham, Alabama 14 miles
Morrison Crossroads Anniston, Alabama 25 miles
Mosses Selma, Alabama 28 miles
Moulton Decatur, Alabama 19 miles
Moundville Tuscaloosa, Alabama 15 miles
Mountain Brook Birmingham, Alabama 4 miles
Mount Olive Alexander City, Alabama 15 miles
Mount Olive Birmingham, Alabama 11 miles
Mount Vernon Mobile, Alabama 27 miles
Movico Mobile, Alabama 26 miles
Mulga Birmingham, Alabama 9 miles
Munford Talladega, Alabama 10 miles
Muscle Shoals Florence, Alabama 4 miles
Myrtlewood Meridian, Mississippi 45 miles
Nanafalia Jackson, Alabama 39 miles
Nances Creek Anniston, Alabama 17 miles
Napier Field Dothan, Alabama 5 miles
Natural Bridge Jasper, Alabama 25 miles
Nauvoo Jasper, Alabama 15 miles
Nectar Cullman, Alabama 22 miles
Needham Meridian, Mississippi 36 miles
Newbern Selma, Alabama 30 miles
New Brockton Dothan, Alabama 29 miles
New Hope Huntsville, Alabama 20 miles
New Market Huntsville, Alabama 18 miles
New Site Alexander City, Alabama 13 miles
Newton Dothan, Alabama 11 miles
New Union Albertville, Alabama 10 miles
Newville Dothan, Alabama 14 miles
Nixburg Alexander City, Alabama 11 miles
North Courtland Decatur, Alabama 21 miles
North Johns Bessemer, Alabama 6 miles
Northport Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2 miles
Notasulga Opelika, Alabama 16 miles
Oak Grove Talladega, Alabama 21 miles
Oak Hill Selma, Alabama 35 miles
Oakman Jasper, Alabama 12 miles
Odenville Birmingham, Alabama 14 miles
Ohatchee Anniston, Alabama 13 miles
Oneonta Gadsden, Alabama 22 miles
Onycha Andalusia, Alabama 12 miles
Opp Andalusia, Alabama 13 miles
Orange Beach Pensacola, Florida 22 miles
Orrville Selma, Alabama 14 miles
Our Town Alexander City, Alabama 6 miles
Owens Cross Roads Huntsville, Alabama 15 miles
Oxford Anniston, Alabama 5 miles
Ozark Dothan, Alabama 18 miles
Paint Rock Huntsville, Alabama 20 miles
Panola Columbus, Mississippi 42 miles
Parrish Jasper, Alabama 9 miles
Pea Ridge Bessemer, Alabama 15 miles
Pelham Bessemer, Alabama 13 miles
Pell City Talladega, Alabama 15 miles
Pennington Meridian, Mississippi 40 miles
Penton Opelika, Alabama 26 miles
Perdido Mobile, Alabama 33 miles
Perdido Beach Pensacola, Florida 18 miles
Peterman Jackson, Alabama 36 miles
Petrey Montgomery, Alabama 35 miles
Phenix City Columbus, Georgia 7 miles
Phil Campbell Florence, Alabama 31 miles
Pickensville Columbus, Mississippi 24 miles
Piedmont Anniston, Alabama 22 miles
Pike Road Montgomery, Alabama 9 miles
Pinckard Dothan, Alabama 7 miles
Pine Apple Selma, Alabama 38 miles
Pine Hill Jackson, Alabama 34 miles
Pine Level Montgomery, Alabama 21 miles
Pine Ridge Albertville, Alabama 26 miles
Pinson Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Pisgah Albertville, Alabama 34 miles
Pleasant Grove Birmingham, Alabama 9 miles
Pleasant Groves Huntsville, Alabama 27 miles
Point Clear Fairhope, Alabama 4 miles
Pollard Pensacola, Florida 43 miles
Powell Albertville, Alabama 26 miles
Prattville Montgomery, Alabama 14 miles
Priceville Decatur, Alabama 6 miles
Prichard Mobile, Alabama 4 miles
Providence Selma, Alabama 43 miles
Putnam Jackson, Alabama 33 miles
Ragland Gadsden, Alabama 18 miles
Rainbow City Gadsden, Alabama 4 miles
Rainsville Albertville, Alabama 25 miles
Ranburne Villa Rica, Georgia 27 miles
Ray Alexander City, Alabama 5 miles
Red Bay Florence, Alabama 37 miles
Redland Montgomery, Alabama 10 miles
Red Level Andalusia, Alabama 12 miles
Redstone Arsenal Huntsville, Alabama 3 miles
Reece City Gadsden, Alabama 6 miles
Reeltown Alexander City, Alabama 23 miles
Reform Columbus, Mississippi 27 miles
Rehobeth Dothan, Alabama 8 miles
Remlap Birmingham, Alabama 14 miles
Repton Jackson, Alabama 39 miles
Ridgeville Gadsden, Alabama 4 miles
River Falls Andalusia, Alabama 6 miles
Riverside Talladega, Alabama 13 miles
Riverview Andalusia, Alabama 37 miles
Roanoke Lagrange, Georgia 23 miles
Robertsdale Fairhope, Alabama 10 miles
Rock Creek Bessemer, Alabama 9 miles
Rockford Alexander City, Alabama 16 miles
Rock Mills Lagrange, Georgia 19 miles
Rockville Jackson, Alabama 10 miles
Rogersville Florence, Alabama 21 miles
Rosa Gadsden, Alabama 24 miles
Russellville Florence, Alabama 20 miles
Rutledge Andalusia, Alabama 33 miles
Saks Anniston, Alabama 3 miles
Samson Andalusia, Alabama 28 miles
Sand Rock Gadsden, Alabama 24 miles
Sanford Andalusia, Alabama 6 miles
Saraland Mobile, Alabama 9 miles
Sardis City Albertville, Alabama 8 miles
Satsuma Mobile, Alabama 11 miles
Scottsboro Albertville, Alabama 29 miles
Section Albertville, Alabama 24 miles
Selmont-West Selmont Selma, Alabama 4 miles
Semmes Mobile, Alabama 14 miles
Sheffield Florence, Alabama 3 miles
Shelby Bessemer, Alabama 30 miles
Shiloh Albertville, Alabama 22 miles
Shoal Creek Birmingham, Alabama 13 miles
Shorter Montgomery, Alabama 18 miles
Silas Jackson, Alabama 30 miles
Silverhill Fairhope, Alabama 8 miles
Sims Chapel Jackson, Alabama 28 miles
Sipsey Jasper, Alabama 11 miles
Skyline Huntsville, Alabama 32 miles
Slocomb Dothan, Alabama 12 miles
Smiths Station Columbus, Georgia 9 miles
Smoke Rise Cullman, Alabama 22 miles
Snead Albertville, Alabama 16 miles
Somerville Decatur, Alabama 12 miles
Southside Gadsden, Alabama 9 miles
South Vinemont Cullman, Alabama 2 miles
Spanish Fort Mobile, Alabama 8 miles
Spring Garden Anniston, Alabama 27 miles
Springville Birmingham, Alabama 14 miles
Spruce Pine Florence, Alabama 28 miles
Standing Rock Lagrange, Georgia 15 miles
Stapleton Mobile, Alabama 16 miles
Steele Gadsden, Alabama 7 miles
Sterrett Birmingham, Alabama 14 miles
Stevenson Chattanooga, Tennessee 38 miles
Stewartville Alexander City, Alabama 20 miles
St. Florian Florence, Alabama 6 miles
Stockton Mobile, Alabama 24 miles
St. Stephens Jackson, Alabama 11 miles
Sulligent Columbus, Mississippi 31 miles
Sumiton Jasper, Alabama 15 miles
Summerdale Fairhope, Alabama 11 miles
Susan Moore Albertville, Alabama 19 miles
Sweet Water Jackson, Alabama 37 miles
Sylacauga Talladega, Alabama 21 miles
Sylvania Albertville, Alabama 30 miles
Sylvan Springs Bessemer, Alabama 10 miles
Talladega Springs Talladega, Alabama 30 miles
Tallassee Montgomery, Alabama 23 miles
Tarrant Birmingham, Alabama 5 miles
Taylor Dothan, Alabama 5 miles
Theodore Mobile, Alabama 12 miles
Thomaston Selma, Alabama 35 miles
Thomasville Jackson, Alabama 26 miles
Thorsby Bessemer, Alabama 35 miles
Tibbie Jackson, Alabama 26 miles
Tidmore Bend Gadsden, Alabama 10 miles
Tillmans Corner Mobile, Alabama 10 miles
Town Creek Florence, Alabama 17 miles
Toxey Jackson, Alabama 35 miles
Trafford Birmingham, Alabama 16 miles
Triana Huntsville, Alabama 11 miles
Trinity Decatur, Alabama 6 miles
Troy Montgomery, Alabama 41 miles
Trussville Birmingham, Alabama 5 miles
Tuscumbia Florence, Alabama 5 miles
Tuskegee Opelika, Alabama 22 miles
Twin Jasper, Alabama 35 miles
Underwood-Petersville Florence, Alabama 5 miles
Union Tuscaloosa, Alabama 26 miles
Union Grove Albertville, Alabama 17 miles
Union Springs Montgomery, Alabama 33 miles
Uniontown Selma, Alabama 27 miles
Uriah Jackson, Alabama 28 miles
Valley Opelika, Alabama 18 miles
Valley Grande Selma, Alabama 7 miles
Valley Head Rome, Georgia 33 miles
Vance Bessemer, Alabama 18 miles
Vandiver Birmingham, Alabama 12 miles
Vernon Columbus, Mississippi 24 miles
Vestavia Hills Birmingham, Alabama 6 miles
Vina Florence, Alabama 37 miles
Vincent Talladega, Alabama 19 miles
Vinegar Bend Jackson, Alabama 34 miles
Vredenburgh Jackson, Alabama 38 miles
Wadley Alexander City, Alabama 26 miles
Waldo Talladega, Alabama 5 miles
Walnut Grove Gadsden, Alabama 13 miles
Warrior Birmingham, Alabama 17 miles
Waterloo Florence, Alabama 24 miles
Waverly Opelika, Alabama 12 miles
Weaver Anniston, Alabama 7 miles
Webb Dothan, Alabama 11 miles
Wedowee Anniston, Alabama 31 miles
Weogufka Alexander City, Alabama 22 miles
West Blocton Bessemer, Alabama 18 miles
West End-Cobb Town Anniston, Alabama 3 miles
West Jefferson Birmingham, Alabama 17 miles
Westover Birmingham, Alabama 19 miles
West Point Cullman, Alabama 5 miles
Wetumpka Montgomery, Alabama 13 miles
Whatley Jackson, Alabama 12 miles
White Hall Selma, Alabama 21 miles
White Plains Anniston, Alabama 10 miles
Whitesboro Albertville, Alabama 11 miles
Wilsonville Talladega, Alabama 27 miles
Wilton Bessemer, Alabama 21 miles
Winfield Jasper, Alabama 30 miles
Woodland Anniston, Alabama 31 miles
Woodstock Bessemer, Alabama 13 miles
Woodville Huntsville, Alabama 23 miles
Yellow Bluff Jackson, Alabama 37 miles
York Meridian, Mississippi 24 miles

All adult Americans will at some point in their lives come into contact with the Social Security Agency (SSA) for one reason or another. It may be as simple as dealing with your social security number to claim benefits based on retirement or some disability that may hinder your ability to work.

There are over 1400 Social Security Agency offices nationwide including regional, field, card centers and teleservices locations. Many of these locations are located in major towns and cities. Frequently your local SSA will be busy so it is important to know what you want and what you need to supply in order to get it.

In this post we will look at the services offered by the Social Security Agency and some of the requirements to obtain those services. It is always wise to know the rules at your local SSA offices to make sure you have a quick and trouble free visit.

What Is the Social Security Administration?

The social security administration (SSA) is an independent government agency that administers social security. It is an insurance program that consists of retirement, disability and survivor benefits. In order to qualify for these benefits most workers pay into the system through social security taxes.

The head offices of the social security agency are located in Woodlawn, Maryland and is referred to as the Central Office. There are tens of thousands of workers employed by the social security agency and it is the largest government program in the United States.

It is estimated that by the end of the 2022 fiscal year the agency will have paid out $1.2 trillion in benefits to 66 million citizens and legal residents of the United States. An additional 61 billion is expected in SSI benefits and 7.5 million to low-income individuals.

This government agency is a vital part of the country's economy and without it millions of already struggling Americans would have nothing. It is a program that many have paid into for decades in preparation for retirement and as an insurance policy against sudden disability.

History of the Social Security Agency

On August 14th 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law as part of his New Deal initiative. This led to the creation of the Social Security Board (SSB), a presidentially appointed group of three executives tasked with overseeing the social security program.

With zero budget, staff or even furniture the SSB finally obtained funding from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. It was on October 14th 1936 that the first social security office opened its doors in Austin, Texas.

In January of 1937 social security taxes were first collected. Just a few years later the first social security check was issued to Ida Mary Fuller of Battleboro, Vermont. Ida’s check was dated January 31st 1940 and she received $22.54.

The SSB in 1939 merged with the U.S. Public Health Service, the Civilian Conservation Corp and other government agencies to become the Federal Security Agency. In 1846 under President Harry S. Truman the SSB was named the Social Security Administration SSA.

In 1953 the Federal Security Agency was dismantled and the SSA was placed under the banner of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Finally in 1994 President Bill Clinton made the Social Security Administration an independent body once again.

Field Office Services

The field offices are your everyday walk in the SSA office where you can go to deal with a whole host of requirements. Depending on location you may be able to walk in or you may require an appointment. These offices are frequently busy so setting an appointment may help you save time.

New or Replacement Social Security Cards

Every U.S. citizen or resident alien requires a social security card which comes with its own unique identity number. This number is used to withhold social security taxes from any earned monies of an individual which are then held as insurance for future events.

These funds are collected so that individuals will have a financial safety net if they become unable to work or to supply an income upon retirement. A social security number is a requirement for working any job in the United States.

All U.S. citizens have to apply for a social security number in order to be able to work and this is intended to be their number for the rest of their life. There are however some circumstances which would require a new number to be issued.

A new number may be issued if:

  • The number already belongs to another individual (rare but it can happen)
  • You are a victim of domestic abuse and need to escape detection by your abuser
  • Identity theft to the extent that your social security number is no longer safe to use
  • If there is a valid religious objection to the number for example a Christian may object to a number that contained 666

You may not get a new number to escape bankruptcy, extreme debt or consequences of illegal actions. People do try this and it is very much against the rules.

In order to get a social security number you need proof of identity such as a birth certificate or passport. If you are a non citizen you will need to prove you are legally in the country and that you are eligible to work.

Request Changes to Your Social Security Card

You may need to change the name attached to your social security card based on a legal change of name. This may be because you married or legally changed your name for some other reason. This would not change your number but would be required if you were to be using this new name in all other legal aspects of your life.

In order to change the information regarding your name on your social security card you will need proof of the name change which would include official name change documents or a marriage license.

Once you legally change your name with the social security agency it allows you to more easily change your names on other documents such as your passport or driver's license.

You can get a SSN name change to help evade a stalker but this does need a legal court ordered name change.

Review Your Social Security Statement

Many people may not be aware that they can access their personal social security statement to review their earnings history. This can be helpful to assist with taxes and to detect any fraudulent use of your social security number.

Get an Estimate of Your Retirement Benefits

It may be helpful to know based on your social security account how much it is projected you will be entitled to upon your retirement. This is dependent on how much you have paid in and when you are planning to retire.

Get a Copy of Your Proof of Benefits

You can also visit a field office to obtain a copy of your proof of benefits. This may be needed as proof of income for renting a home or obtaining a personal loan.

Applying for Retirement Benefits

The social security agency field office can help you to apply for your retirement benefits. As of July 2022 the earliest you can apply for retirement benefits is 61 years and 9 months. Your first social security check if you qualified would then be issued 4 months later the month after your 62nd birthday.

Applying for SSI or SSDI Benefits

Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is a benefit offered to those who due to age or disability are limited in their ability to earn. This may be a personal disability or that of an individual that you have to take care of. It is a supplemental income based on what you already make to help bridge the gap in your household needs.

Social Security Disability Insurance is for individuals who based on their disability are unable to earn money. This is based on former social security payments made prior to the disability. It may be permanent or temporary depending on the situation.

Applying for Social Security Spousal or Survivor Benefits

Seniors whose spouses pass are eligible to receive the benefits of their deceased spouse in addition to their own.

Applying for Medicare

As part of retirement the Medicare program supplies retirees with health coverage which can be applied for via the social security system. You can visit a field office to do this and can also apply for replacement Medicare cards as well should they become lost or damaged.

Set up Direct Deposits for Social Security Benefits

Direct deposit in today's digital world is far more convenient than the old system of checks. The social security field office can help you set up direct deposit of your benefits straight to the bank account of your choosing.

What Can You Do Online?

As mentioned, in person social security offices can be very busy and often stressful places. As such with the world becoming more digital there is an increasing amount that can be done online.

Choosing to do certain things related to social security online can be quicker and far less stressful. There are still many things you have to do in person but there are some simpler tasks that can be done online. Some things may start online but require you to mail in documents to complete the process.

Online you can:

  • Review your account
  • Apply for benefits
  • Make changes to your account
  • Request replacement cards
  • Get benefit estimates
  • Print proof of benefits
  • Check status of any applications pending
  • Set up or change direct deposit information
  • Change Address details

What Should You Do if Your Social Security Number Is Lost or Stolen?

Your social security number (SSN) is unique to you and can be used to file taxes, obtain loans/credit cards and legally work. There is a thriving criminal business in social security fraud so protecting your unique SSN is important.

If your card is lost or stolen it is important to act immediately to protect yourself from potential fraud. Request a replacement card and place a fraud alert on your social security number. It is also wise to monitor your credit report to get an early warning of activity that is not initiated by yourself.

Obtain a unique tax filing code with the IRS so that only you can file your taxes. If someone else has your social security number they can fraudulently file as you and receive the refund that you are entitled to.

It is also important that you are careful who you give your social security number to. It is only required for certain things and you should not give it out over the phone to unknown sources.

Why Should I Make an Appointment?

If you have ever driven past a Social Security Office before it opens in the mornings you probably already know the answer to this question. The lines waiting outside can often circle the entire building and then some.

When you make an appointment you are often able to join a much shorter secondary line and will be waiting a much shorter time to be seen. Those without appointments are at the mercy of the crowds and could be spending hours to complete their business with the SSA.

If you can do what you need to online it is wise to do so rather than visiting an actual office. In the event that you must attend in person make sure you have all the documents required for your purpose. If you are missing something vital you will have to get that document and come back another time.

Along with the Secretary of State and DMV, the Social Security office is likely one of the most frustrating and time consuming aspects of our lives. People seldom look forward to going to the SSA office so be smart about it.

Conclusion

The Social Security Agency offices offer a wide range of services to help you understand your present and future benefits through this government agency. Throughout our working life we pay into the social security system to build up this insurance for our future.

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