List of Social Security Offices in Arizona

On this page, you will find a list of the 17 Social Security office locations in Arizona.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Arizona, 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 Arizona 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
Aguila Prescott, Arizona 58 miles
Ajo Casa Grande, Arizona 75 miles
Ak Chin Casa Grande, Arizona 45 miles
Ak-Chin Village Casa Grande, Arizona 24 miles
Alamo Lake Prescott, Arizona 62 miles
Ali Chuk Casa Grande, Arizona 89 miles
Ali Chukson Tucson, Arizona 52 miles
Ali Molina Tucson, Arizona 51 miles
Alpine Show Low, Arizona 57 miles
Amado Nogales, Arizona 25 miles
Anegam Casa Grande, Arizona 40 miles
Antares Needles, California 61 miles
Anthem Glendale, Arizona 16 miles
Apache Junction Mesa, Arizona 18 miles
Arivaca Nogales, Arizona 28 miles
Arivaca Junction Nogales, Arizona 26 miles
Arizona City Casa Grande, Arizona 9 miles
Arizona Village Needles, California 2 miles
Arlington Glendale, Arizona 40 miles
Ash Fork Flagstaff, Arizona 46 miles
Avenue B and C Yuma, Arizona 3 miles
Avondale Phoenix, Arizona 15 miles
Avra Valley Tucson, Arizona 24 miles
Aztec Yuma, Arizona 69 miles
Bagdad Prescott, Arizona 42 miles
Bear Flat Show Low, Arizona 60 miles
Beaver Dam Saint George, Utah 24 miles
Beaver Valley Flagstaff, Arizona 61 miles
Bellemont Flagstaff, Arizona 10 miles
Benson Tucson, Arizona 42 miles
Beyerville Nogales, Arizona 4 miles
Bisbee Douglas, Arizona 23 miles
Bitter Springs Tuba City, Arizona 41 miles
Black Canyon City Glendale, Arizona 30 miles
Blackwater Casa Grande, Arizona 13 miles
Blue Ridge Flagstaff, Arizona 49 miles
Bluewater Blythe, California 43 miles
Bouse Blythe, California 41 miles
Bowie Safford, Arizona 38 miles
Brenda Blythe, California 39 miles
Bryce Safford, Arizona 9 miles
Buckeye Glendale, Arizona 29 miles
Buckshot Yuma, Arizona 9 miles
Bullhead City Needles, California 22 miles
Burnside Chinle, Arizona 28 miles
Bylas Safford, Arizona 31 miles
Cactus Flats Safford, Arizona 5 miles
Cactus Forest Casa Grande, Arizona 24 miles
Cameron Tuba City, Arizona 20 miles
Campo Bonito Tucson, Arizona 24 miles
Camp Verde Prescott, Arizona 35 miles
Cane Beds Saint George, Utah 41 miles
Canyon Day Show Low, Arizona 32 miles
Carefree Phoenix, Arizona 13 miles
Carrizo Show Low, Arizona 24 miles
Casa Blanca Mesa, Arizona 18 miles
Casas Adobes Tucson, Arizona 4 miles
Catalina Tucson, Arizona 16 miles
Catalina Foothills Tucson, Arizona 3 miles
Cave Creek Phoenix, Arizona 14 miles
Cedar Creek Show Low, Arizona 26 miles
Centennial Park Saint George, Utah 36 miles
Central Safford, Arizona 5 miles
Central Heights-Midland City Globe, Arizona 2 miles
Chandler Mesa, Arizona 5 miles
Charco Casa Grande, Arizona 68 miles
Chiawuli Tak Tucson, Arizona 51 miles
Chilchinbito Chinle, Arizona 38 miles
Chino Valley Prescott, Arizona 15 miles
Chloride Needles, California 47 miles
Christopher Creek Show Low, Arizona 57 miles
Chuichu Casa Grande, Arizona 10 miles
Cibecue Show Low, Arizona 30 miles
Cibola Blythe, California 20 miles
Cienega Springs Blythe, California 46 miles
Circle City Glendale, Arizona 26 miles
Citrus Park Glendale, Arizona 16 miles
Clacks Canyon Needles, California 41 miles
Clarkdale Prescott, Arizona 28 miles
Claypool Globe, Arizona 4 miles
Clay Springs Show Low, Arizona 18 miles
Clifton Safford, Arizona 29 miles
Colorado City Saint George, Utah 36 miles
Comobabi Tucson, Arizona 50 miles
Concho Show Low, Arizona 28 miles
Congress Prescott, Arizona 34 miles
Coolidge Casa Grande, Arizona 13 miles
Copper Hill Globe, Arizona 2 miles
Cordes Lakes Prescott, Arizona 26 miles
Cornfields Chinle, Arizona 35 miles
Cornville Prescott, Arizona 33 miles
Corona de Tucson Tucson, Arizona 19 miles
Cottonwood Chinle, Arizona 18 miles
Cottonwood Prescott, Arizona 29 miles
Cowlic Tucson, Arizona 65 miles
Crozier Needles, California 68 miles
Crystal Beach Needles, California 22 miles
Cutter Globe, Arizona 8 miles
Dateland Yuma, Arizona 63 miles
Deer Creek Phoenix, Arizona 47 miles
Del Muerto Chinle, Arizona 8 miles
Dennehotso Chinle, Arizona 50 miles
Desert Hills Needles, California 24 miles
Dewey-Humboldt Prescott, Arizona 13 miles
Dilkon Chinle, Arizona 67 miles
Dolan Springs Henderson, Nevada 55 miles
Doney Park Flagstaff, Arizona 10 miles
Donovan Estates Yuma, Arizona 3 miles
Dragoon Douglas, Arizona 55 miles
Drexel Heights Tucson, Arizona 5 miles
Dripping Springs Globe, Arizona 20 miles
Drysdale Yuma, Arizona 6 miles
Dudleyville Globe, Arizona 33 miles
Duncan Safford, Arizona 37 miles
Eagar Show Low, Arizona 43 miles
East Fork Show Low, Arizona 32 miles
East Globe Globe, Arizona 5 miles
East Verde Estates Phoenix, Arizona 58 miles
Ehrenberg Blythe, California 5 miles
El Capitan Globe, Arizona 11 miles
Elephant Head Nogales, Arizona 28 miles
Elfrida Douglas, Arizona 24 miles
Elgin Nogales, Arizona 32 miles
El Mirage Glendale, Arizona 9 miles
Eloy Casa Grande, Arizona 13 miles
El Prado Estates Yuma, Arizona 6 miles
First Mesa Chinle, Arizona 50 miles
Florence Casa Grande, Arizona 22 miles
Flowing Springs Phoenix, Arizona 60 miles
Flowing Wells Tucson, Arizona 3 miles
Forest Lakes Show Low, Arizona 46 miles
Fort Apache Show Low, Arizona 32 miles
Fort Defiance Gallup, New Mexico 25 miles
Fort Mohave Needles, California 12 miles
Fort Thomas Safford, Arizona 20 miles
Fortuna Foothills Yuma, Arizona 13 miles
Fort Valley Flagstaff, Arizona 11 miles
Fountain Hills Phoenix, Arizona 15 miles
Franklin Safford, Arizona 39 miles
Fredonia Saint George, Utah 61 miles
Freedom Acres Phoenix, Arizona 61 miles
Gadsden Yuma, Arizona 13 miles
Ganado Chinle, Arizona 31 miles
Geronimo Estates Flagstaff, Arizona 58 miles
Gila Bend Phoenix, Arizona 50 miles
Gila Crossing Phoenix, Arizona 13 miles
Gilbert Mesa, Arizona 4 miles
Gisela Phoenix, Arizona 51 miles
Gold Canyon Mesa, Arizona 22 miles
Golden Shores Needles, California 9 miles
Golden Valley Needles, California 35 miles
Goodyear Phoenix, Arizona 16 miles
Goodyear Village Mesa, Arizona 13 miles
Grand Canyon Village Tuba City, Arizona 52 miles
Grand Canyon West Henderson, Nevada 73 miles
Greasewood Chinle, Arizona 46 miles
Greenehaven Tuba City, Arizona 62 miles
Green Valley Tucson, Arizona 23 miles
Greer Show Low, Arizona 36 miles
Guadalupe Mesa, Arizona 7 miles
Gu Oidak Tucson, Arizona 66 miles
Hackberry Needles, California 63 miles
Haigler Creek Show Low, Arizona 55 miles
Haivana Nakya Tucson, Arizona 45 miles
Hard Rock Tuba City, Arizona 42 miles
Hayden Globe, Arizona 28 miles
Heber-Overgaard Show Low, Arizona 33 miles
Holbrook Show Low, Arizona 45 miles
Hondah Show Low, Arizona 12 miles
Hotevilla-Bacavi Tuba City, Arizona 35 miles
Houck Gallup, New Mexico 33 miles
Huachuca City Nogales, Arizona 40 miles
Hunter Creek Show Low, Arizona 57 miles
Icehouse Canyon Globe, Arizona 4 miles
Indian Wells Chinle, Arizona 59 miles
Jakes Corner Phoenix, Arizona 46 miles
Jeddito Chinle, Arizona 41 miles
Jerome Prescott, Arizona 25 miles
Joseph City Show Low, Arizona 52 miles
J-Six Ranchettes Tucson, Arizona 33 miles
Kachina Village Flagstaff, Arizona 6 miles
Kaibab Saint George, Utah 50 miles
Kaibab Estates West Flagstaff, Arizona 46 miles
Kaibito Tuba City, Arizona 34 miles
Kaka Casa Grande, Arizona 43 miles
Katherine Needles, California 27 miles
Kayenta Chinle, Arizona 54 miles
Keams Canyon Chinle, Arizona 42 miles
Kearny Globe, Arizona 25 miles
Kingman Needles, California 40 miles
Kino Springs Nogales, Arizona 7 miles
Klagetoh Chinle, Arizona 45 miles
Kleindale Tucson, Arizona 3 miles
Kohatk Casa Grande, Arizona 27 miles
Kohls Ranch Show Low, Arizona 62 miles
Komatke Phoenix, Arizona 12 miles
Ko Vaya Tucson, Arizona 55 miles
Kykotsmovi Village Tuba City, Arizona 39 miles
Lake Havasu City Needles, California 29 miles
Lake Montezuma Flagstaff, Arizona 38 miles
Lake of the Woods Show Low, Arizona 6 miles
La Paz Valley Blythe, California 21 miles
Lazy Y U Needles, California 42 miles
LeChee Flagstaff, Arizona 53 miles
Leupp Flagstaff, Arizona 38 miles
Linden Show Low, Arizona 8 miles
Litchfield Park Glendale, Arizona 14 miles
Littlefield Saint George, Utah 25 miles
Lower Santan Village Mesa, Arizona 17 miles
Low Mountain Chinle, Arizona 33 miles
Lukachukai Chinle, Arizona 27 miles
Lupton Gallup, New Mexico 23 miles
Maish Vaya Casa Grande, Arizona 55 miles
Mammoth Tucson, Arizona 36 miles
Many Farms Chinle, Arizona 14 miles
Marana Tucson, Arizona 17 miles
Maricopa Casa Grande, Arizona 23 miles
Maricopa Colony Phoenix, Arizona 10 miles
Martinez Lake Yuma, Arizona 21 miles
Mayer Prescott, Arizona 17 miles
McConnico Needles, California 37 miles
McNary Show Low, Arizona 15 miles
McNeal Douglas, Arizona 19 miles
Mead Ranch Flagstaff, Arizona 65 miles
Meadview Henderson, Nevada 58 miles
Mesa del Caballo Phoenix, Arizona 60 miles
Mescal Tucson, Arizona 34 miles
Mesquite Creek Needles, California 10 miles
Miami Globe, Arizona 6 miles
Miracle Valley Douglas, Arizona 36 miles
Moccasin Saint George, Utah 49 miles
Moenkopi Tuba City, Arizona 2 miles
Mohave Valley Needles, California 7 miles
Mojave Ranch Estates Needles, California 8 miles
Morenci Safford, Arizona 27 miles
Mormon Lake Flagstaff, Arizona 22 miles
Morristown Glendale, Arizona 29 miles
Mountainaire Flagstaff, Arizona 6 miles
Mountain View Ranches Flagstaff, Arizona 11 miles
Munds Park Flagstaff, Arizona 16 miles
Naco Douglas, Arizona 23 miles
Nazlini Chinle, Arizona 20 miles
Nelson Tucson, Arizona 21 miles
New Kingman-Butler Needles, California 46 miles
New River Glendale, Arizona 20 miles
Nolic Tucson, Arizona 59 miles
North Fork Show Low, Arizona 17 miles
Nutrioso Show Low, Arizona 51 miles
Oak Creek Canyon Flagstaff, Arizona 17 miles
Oak Springs Gallup, New Mexico 24 miles
Oatman Needles, California 19 miles
Oljato-Monument Valley Chinle, Arizona 67 miles
Oracle Tucson, Arizona 26 miles
Orange Grove Mobile Manor Yuma, Arizona 7 miles
Oro Valley Tucson, Arizona 8 miles
Oxbow Estates Phoenix, Arizona 53 miles
Padre Ranchitos Yuma, Arizona 3 miles
Page Tuba City, Arizona 55 miles
Palominas Douglas, Arizona 34 miles
Paradise Valley Phoenix, Arizona 7 miles
Parker Blythe, California 42 miles
Parker Strip Blythe, California 48 miles
Parks Flagstaff, Arizona 17 miles
Patagonia Nogales, Arizona 16 miles
Paulden Prescott, Arizona 24 miles
Payson Phoenix, Arizona 56 miles
Peach Springs Needles, California 83 miles
Peeples Valley Prescott, Arizona 24 miles
Peoria Glendale, Arizona 13 miles
Peridot Globe, Arizona 19 miles
Picacho Casa Grande, Arizona 17 miles
Picture Rocks Tucson, Arizona 17 miles
Pima Safford, Arizona 7 miles
Pinal Globe, Arizona 2 miles
Pine Flagstaff, Arizona 56 miles
Pinedale Show Low, Arizona 14 miles
Pine Lake Needles, California 46 miles
Pinetop Country Club Show Low, Arizona 12 miles
Pinetop-Lakeside Show Low, Arizona 8 miles
Pinion Pines Needles, California 46 miles
Pinon Chinle, Arizona 36 miles
Pirtleville Douglas, Arizona 1 miles
Pisinemo Casa Grande, Arizona 68 miles
Poston Blythe, California 29 miles
Prescott Valley Prescott, Arizona 10 miles
Quartzsite Blythe, California 22 miles
Queen Creek Mesa, Arizona 14 miles
Queen Valley Globe, Arizona 31 miles
Rainbow City Show Low, Arizona 26 miles
Rancho Mesa Verde Yuma, Arizona 7 miles
Red Lake Flagstaff, Arizona 31 miles
Red Mesa Chinle, Arizona 59 miles
Red Rock Chinle, Arizona 42 miles
Red Rock Tucson, Arizona 30 miles
Rillito Tucson, Arizona 15 miles
Rincon Valley Tucson, Arizona 17 miles
Rio Rico Nogales, Arizona 8 miles
Rio Verde Phoenix, Arizona 18 miles
Rock House Globe, Arizona 19 miles
Rock Point Chinle, Arizona 39 miles
Roosevelt Globe, Arizona 28 miles
Roosevelt Estates Globe, Arizona 21 miles
Rough Rock Chinle, Arizona 24 miles
Round Rock Chinle, Arizona 25 miles
Round Valley Phoenix, Arizona 54 miles
Rye Phoenix, Arizona 49 miles
Sacate Village Mesa, Arizona 18 miles
Sacaton Casa Grande, Arizona 13 miles
Sacaton Flats Village Casa Grande, Arizona 12 miles
Saddlebrooke Tucson, Arizona 19 miles
Sahuarita Tucson, Arizona 16 miles
Salome Blythe, California 59 miles
San Carlos Globe, Arizona 19 miles
Sanders Gallup, New Mexico 41 miles
San Jose Safford, Arizona 8 miles
San Luis Yuma, Arizona 17 miles
San Manuel Tucson, Arizona 29 miles
San Miguel Nogales, Arizona 53 miles
San Simon Safford, Arizona 49 miles
Santa Cruz Phoenix, Arizona 16 miles
San Tan Valley Mesa, Arizona 23 miles
Santa Rosa Casa Grande, Arizona 43 miles
Sawmill Chinle, Arizona 29 miles
Scenic Saint George, Utah 32 miles
Scottsdale Mesa, Arizona 9 miles
Seba Dalkai Tuba City, Arizona 62 miles
Second Mesa Tuba City, Arizona 47 miles
Sedona Flagstaff, Arizona 23 miles
Sehili Chinle, Arizona 25 miles
Seligman Prescott, Arizona 59 miles
Sells Tucson, Arizona 57 miles
Seven Mile Show Low, Arizona 33 miles
Shongopovi Tuba City, Arizona 45 miles
Shonto Tuba City, Arizona 46 miles
Shumway Show Low, Arizona 11 miles
Sierra Vista Nogales, Arizona 39 miles
Sierra Vista Southeast Douglas, Arizona 40 miles
Six Shooter Canyon Globe, Arizona 2 miles
Snowflake Show Low, Arizona 18 miles
So-Hi Needles, California 40 miles
Solomon Safford, Arizona 5 miles
Somerton Yuma, Arizona 8 miles
Sonoita Nogales, Arizona 27 miles
South Komelik Nogales, Arizona 55 miles
South Tucson Tucson, Arizona 1 miles
Springerville Show Low, Arizona 43 miles
Spring Valley Prescott, Arizona 22 miles
Stanfield Casa Grande, Arizona 14 miles
Star Valley Phoenix, Arizona 59 miles
St. David Tucson, Arizona 49 miles
Steamboat Chinle, Arizona 32 miles
St. Johns Show Low, Arizona 41 miles
St. Johns Phoenix, Arizona 12 miles
St. Michaels Gallup, New Mexico 23 miles
Stotonic Village Mesa, Arizona 16 miles
Strawberry Flagstaff, Arizona 54 miles
Summerhaven Tucson, Arizona 16 miles
Summit Tucson, Arizona 9 miles
Sun City Glendale, Arizona 6 miles
Sun City West Glendale, Arizona 9 miles
Sunizona Douglas, Arizona 37 miles
Sun Lakes Mesa, Arizona 12 miles
Sunsites Douglas, Arizona 44 miles
Sun Valley Show Low, Arizona 50 miles
Sunwest Blythe, California 69 miles
Supai Saint George, Utah 80 miles
Superior Globe, Arizona 20 miles
Surprise Glendale, Arizona 8 miles
Sweet Water Village Casa Grande, Arizona 18 miles
Swift Trail Junction Safford, Arizona 7 miles
Tacna Yuma, Arizona 39 miles
Tanque Verde Tucson, Arizona 13 miles
Tat Momoli Casa Grande, Arizona 22 miles
Taylor Show Low, Arizona 15 miles
Teec Nos Pos Farmington, New Mexico 51 miles
Tees Toh Tuba City, Arizona 64 miles
Tempe Mesa, Arizona 4 miles
Thatcher Safford, Arizona 2 miles
Theba Phoenix, Arizona 60 miles
Three Points Tucson, Arizona 22 miles
Timberline-Fernwood Flagstaff, Arizona 12 miles
Tolani Lake Flagstaff, Arizona 50 miles
Tolleson Phoenix, Arizona 10 miles
Tombstone Douglas, Arizona 39 miles
Tonalea Tuba City, Arizona 20 miles
Tonopah Glendale, Arizona 44 miles
Tonto Basin Phoenix, Arizona 42 miles
Tonto Village Show Low, Arizona 64 miles
Topawa Tucson, Arizona 57 miles
Topock Needles, California 11 miles
Top-of-the-World Globe, Arizona 14 miles
Toyei Chinle, Arizona 37 miles
Truxton Needles, California 75 miles
Tsaile Chinle, Arizona 23 miles
Tubac Nogales, Arizona 18 miles
Tucson Estates Tucson, Arizona 7 miles
Tucson Mountains Tucson, Arizona 7 miles
Tumacacori-Carmen Nogales, Arizona 16 miles
Turkey Creek Show Low, Arizona 31 miles
Tusayan Tuba City, Arizona 51 miles
Upper Santan Village Casa Grande, Arizona 16 miles
Utting Blythe, California 44 miles
Vail Tucson, Arizona 18 miles
Vaiva Vo Casa Grande, Arizona 17 miles
Valencia West Tucson, Arizona 9 miles
Valentine Needles, California 67 miles
Valle Flagstaff, Arizona 42 miles
Valle Vista Needles, California 59 miles
Ventana Casa Grande, Arizona 42 miles
Verde Village Prescott, Arizona 28 miles
Vernon Show Low, Arizona 19 miles
Vicksburg Blythe, California 50 miles
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park) Flagstaff, Arizona 28 miles
Wagon Wheel Show Low, Arizona 4 miles
Wahak Hotrontk Casa Grande, Arizona 61 miles
Wall Lane Yuma, Arizona 6 miles
Walnut Creek Needles, California 35 miles
Washington Park Flagstaff, Arizona 57 miles
Wellton Yuma, Arizona 28 miles
Wellton Hills Yuma, Arizona 28 miles
Wenden Blythe, California 63 miles
Wet Camp Village Mesa, Arizona 17 miles
Wheatfields Globe, Arizona 6 miles
Whetstone Nogales, Arizona 45 miles
Whispering Pines Flagstaff, Arizona 60 miles
Whitecone Chinle, Arizona 47 miles
White Hills Henderson, Nevada 44 miles
White Mountain Lake Show Low, Arizona 7 miles
Whiteriver Show Low, Arizona 29 miles
Why Casa Grande, Arizona 73 miles
Wickenburg Glendale, Arizona 41 miles
Wide Ruins Gallup, New Mexico 45 miles
Wikieup Needles, California 58 miles
Wilhoit Prescott, Arizona 11 miles
Willcox Safford, Arizona 40 miles
Williams Flagstaff, Arizona 30 miles
Williamson Prescott, Arizona 11 miles
Willow Canyon Tucson, Arizona 17 miles
Willow Valley Needles, California 6 miles
Window Rock Gallup, New Mexico 22 miles
Winkelman Globe, Arizona 29 miles
Winslow Flagstaff, Arizona 56 miles
Winslow West Flagstaff, Arizona 56 miles
Wintersburg Glendale, Arizona 42 miles
Wittmann Glendale, Arizona 22 miles
Woodruff Show Low, Arizona 36 miles
Yarnell Prescott, Arizona 27 miles
York Safford, Arizona 31 miles
Young Globe, Arizona 50 miles
Youngtown Glendale, Arizona 7 miles
Yucca Needles, California 27 miles
Yuma Proving Ground Yuma, Arizona 16 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.


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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