List of Social Security Offices in Colorado

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

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Colorado, 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 Colorado 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
Acres Green Littleton, Colorado 6 miles
Aetna Estates Aurora, Colorado 9 miles
Aguilar Trinidad, Colorado 18 miles
Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado 12 miles
Akron Greeley, Colorado 84 miles
Alamosa East Alamosa, Colorado 3 miles
Allenspark Boulder, Colorado 19 miles
Alma Lakewood, Colorado 57 miles
Alpine Alamosa, Colorado 40 miles
Altona Boulder, Colorado 8 miles
Amherst North Platte, Nebraska 80 miles
Antonito Alamosa, Colorado 28 miles
Applewood Lakewood, Colorado 4 miles
Arapahoe La Junta, Colorado 94 miles
Arboles Durango, Colorado 29 miles
Aristocrat Ranchettes Greeley, Colorado 21 miles
Arriba Aurora, Colorado 87 miles
Arvada Lakewood, Colorado 9 miles
Aspen Glenwood Springs, Colorado 36 miles
Aspen Park Lakewood, Colorado 13 miles
Atwood Greeley, Colorado 80 miles
Ault Greeley, Colorado 11 miles
Avon Glenwood Springs, Colorado 43 miles
Avondale Pueblo, Colorado 17 miles
Bark Ranch Boulder, Colorado 13 miles
Basalt Glenwood Springs, Colorado 21 miles
Battlement Mesa Grand Junction, Colorado 35 miles
Bayfield Durango, Colorado 15 miles
Bennett Aurora, Colorado 21 miles
Berkley Denver, Colorado 4 miles
Berthoud Greeley, Colorado 14 miles
Bethune La Junta, Colorado 109 miles
Beulah Valley Pueblo, Colorado 24 miles
Black Forest Colorado Springs, Colorado 13 miles
Black Hawk Lakewood, Colorado 20 miles
Blanca Alamosa, Colorado 21 miles
Blende Pueblo, Colorado 7 miles
Blue River Lakewood, Colorado 51 miles
Blue Sky Greeley, Colorado 52 miles
Blue Valley Lakewood, Colorado 18 miles
Bonanza Canon City, Colorado 50 miles
Bonanza Mountain Estates Boulder, Colorado 13 miles
Boone Pueblo, Colorado 22 miles
Bow Mar Littleton, Colorado 4 miles
Brandon La Junta, Colorado 67 miles
Branson Trinidad, Colorado 35 miles
Breckenridge Lakewood, Colorado 50 miles
Brick Center Aurora, Colorado 20 miles
Briggsdale Greeley, Colorado 28 miles
Brighton Denver, Colorado 19 miles
Brook Forest Lakewood, Colorado 16 miles
Brookside Canon City, Colorado 3 miles
Broomfield Boulder, Colorado 11 miles
Brush Greeley, Colorado 62 miles
Buena Vista Canon City, Colorado 56 miles
Burlington La Junta, Colorado 114 miles
Byers Aurora, Colorado 32 miles
Calhan Colorado Springs, Colorado 30 miles
Campo La Junta, Colorado 80 miles
Capulin Alamosa, Colorado 18 miles
Carbonate Glenwood Springs, Colorado 14 miles
Carbondale Glenwood Springs, Colorado 11 miles
Cascade-Chipita Park Colorado Springs, Colorado 14 miles
Castle Pines Littleton, Colorado 10 miles
Castle Pines Village Littleton, Colorado 11 miles
Castle Rock Littleton, Colorado 16 miles
Cathedral Montrose, Colorado 51 miles
Catherine Glenwood Springs, Colorado 13 miles
Cattle Creek Glenwood Springs, Colorado 7 miles
Cedaredge Montrose, Colorado 30 miles
Centennial Littleton, Colorado 7 miles
Center Alamosa, Colorado 22 miles
Central City Lakewood, Colorado 20 miles
Chacra Glenwood Springs, Colorado 7 miles
Cheraw La Junta, Colorado 8 miles
Cherry Creek Aurora, Colorado 5 miles
Cherry Hills Village Littleton, Colorado 5 miles
Cheyenne Wells La Junta, Colorado 86 miles
Cimarron Hills Colorado Springs, Colorado 5 miles
City of Creede Alamosa, Colorado 62 miles
Clifton Grand Junction, Colorado 5 miles
Coal Creek Boulder, Colorado 11 miles
Coal Creek Canon City, Colorado 7 miles
Coaldale Canon City, Colorado 29 miles
Cokedale Trinidad, Colorado 7 miles
Collbran Grand Junction, Colorado 32 miles
Colona Montrose, Colorado 10 miles
Colorado City Pueblo, Colorado 27 miles
Columbine Littleton, Colorado 4 miles
Columbine Valley Littleton, Colorado 2 miles
Comanche Creek Aurora, Colorado 26 miles
Commerce City Denver, Colorado 5 miles
Conejos Alamosa, Colorado 28 miles
Cope Aurora, Colorado 105 miles
Copper Mountain Lakewood, Colorado 55 miles
Cortez Durango, Colorado 40 miles
Cotopaxi Canon City, Colorado 25 miles
Craig Glenwood Springs, Colorado 68 miles
Crawford Montrose, Colorado 21 miles
Crested Butte Glenwood Springs, Colorado 50 miles
Crestone Alamosa, Colorado 37 miles
Cripple Creek Canon City, Colorado 21 miles
Crisman Boulder, Colorado 7 miles
Crook Scottsbluff, Nebraska 83 miles
Crowley La Junta, Colorado 23 miles
Dacono Boulder, Colorado 16 miles
Dakota Ridge Lakewood, Colorado 5 miles
De Beque Grand Junction, Colorado 23 miles
Deer Trail Aurora, Colorado 42 miles
Del Norte Alamosa, Colorado 28 miles
Delta Montrose, Colorado 22 miles
Derby Denver, Colorado 8 miles
Dillon Lakewood, Colorado 48 miles
Dinosaur Grand Junction, Colorado 81 miles
Divide Colorado Springs, Colorado 21 miles
Dolores Durango, Colorado 38 miles
Dotsero Glenwood Springs, Colorado 16 miles
Dove Creek Durango, Colorado 67 miles
Dove Valley Aurora, Colorado 7 miles
Downieville-Lawson-Dumont Lakewood, Colorado 25 miles
Eads La Junta, Colorado 53 miles
Eagle Glenwood Springs, Colorado 28 miles
East Pleasant View Lakewood, Colorado 2 miles
Eaton Greeley, Colorado 8 miles
Echo Hills Lakewood, Colorado 14 miles
Eckley North Platte, Nebraska 115 miles
Edgewater Denver, Colorado 4 miles
Edwards Glenwood Springs, Colorado 40 miles
Elbert Colorado Springs, Colorado 30 miles
Eldora Boulder, Colorado 18 miles
Eldorado Springs Boulder, Colorado 6 miles
Elizabeth Aurora, Colorado 25 miles
El Jebel Glenwood Springs, Colorado 16 miles
Ellicott Colorado Springs, Colorado 22 miles
El Moro Trinidad, Colorado 4 miles
Empire Lakewood, Colorado 29 miles
Englewood Littleton, Colorado 5 miles
Erie Boulder, Colorado 11 miles
Estes Park Ft Collins, Colorado 27 miles
Evans Greeley, Colorado 5 miles
Evergreen Lakewood, Colorado 10 miles
Fairmount Lakewood, Colorado 7 miles
Fairplay Lakewood, Colorado 56 miles
Federal Heights Denver, Colorado 7 miles
Firestone Boulder, Colorado 17 miles
Flagler La Junta, Colorado 93 miles
Fleming Scottsbluff, Nebraska 93 miles
Florence Canon City, Colorado 7 miles
Florissant Colorado Springs, Colorado 28 miles
Floyd Hill Lakewood, Colorado 15 miles
Fort Carson Colorado Springs, Colorado 7 miles
Fort Collins Ft Collins, Colorado 0 miles
Fort Garland Alamosa, Colorado 26 miles
Fort Lupton Boulder, Colorado 23 miles
Fort Morgan Greeley, Colorado 53 miles
Fountain Colorado Springs, Colorado 11 miles
Four Square Mile Aurora, Colorado 4 miles
Fowler La Junta, Colorado 29 miles
Foxfield Aurora, Colorado 6 miles
Franktown Littleton, Colorado 18 miles
Fraser Boulder, Colorado 31 miles
Frederick Boulder, Colorado 17 miles
Frisco Lakewood, Colorado 51 miles
Fruita Grand Junction, Colorado 11 miles
Fruitvale Grand Junction, Colorado 4 miles
Fulford Glenwood Springs, Colorado 36 miles
Garden City Greeley, Colorado 5 miles
Gardner Alamosa, Colorado 45 miles
Garfield Canon City, Colorado 58 miles
Genesee Lakewood, Colorado 7 miles
Genoa Colorado Springs, Colorado 76 miles
Georgetown Lakewood, Colorado 29 miles
Gerrard Alamosa, Colorado 40 miles
Gilcrest Greeley, Colorado 9 miles
Glendale Denver, Colorado 4 miles
Glendale Boulder, Colorado 8 miles
Gleneagle Colorado Springs, Colorado 15 miles
Golden Lakewood, Colorado 6 miles
Goldfield Canon City, Colorado 20 miles
Gold Hill Boulder, Colorado 10 miles
Granada La Junta, Colorado 66 miles
Granby Boulder, Colorado 38 miles
Grand Lake Boulder, Colorado 35 miles
Grand View Estates Aurora, Colorado 9 miles
Green Mountain Falls Colorado Springs, Colorado 14 miles
Greenwood Village Littleton, Colorado 4 miles
Grover Cheyenne, Wyoming 34 miles
Guffey Canon City, Colorado 26 miles
Gunbarrel Boulder, Colorado 4 miles
Gunnison Montrose, Colorado 50 miles
Gypsum Glenwood Springs, Colorado 21 miles
Hartman La Junta, Colorado 72 miles
Hartsel Canon City, Colorado 50 miles
Hasty La Junta, Colorado 32 miles
Haswell La Junta, Colorado 38 miles
Haxtun Scottsbluff, Nebraska 101 miles
Hayden Glenwood Springs, Colorado 66 miles
Heeney Boulder, Colorado 57 miles
Hidden Lake Boulder, Colorado 14 miles
Highlands Ranch Littleton, Colorado 2 miles
Hillrose Greeley, Colorado 66 miles
Hoehne Trinidad, Colorado 10 miles
Holly La Junta, Colorado 77 miles
Holly Hills Aurora, Colorado 5 miles
Holyoke North Platte, Nebraska 89 miles
Hooper Alamosa, Colorado 18 miles
Hotchkiss Montrose, Colorado 24 miles
Hot Sulphur Springs Boulder, Colorado 46 miles
Howard Canon City, Colorado 33 miles
Hudson Greeley, Colorado 25 miles
Hugo Colorado Springs, Colorado 74 miles
Idaho Springs Lakewood, Colorado 20 miles
Idalia North Platte, Nebraska 128 miles
Idledale Lakewood, Colorado 6 miles
Ignacio Durango, Colorado 16 miles
Iliff Scottsbluff, Nebraska 83 miles
Indian Hills Lakewood, Colorado 7 miles
Inverness Aurora, Colorado 7 miles
Jackson Lake Greeley, Colorado 38 miles
Jamestown Boulder, Colorado 10 miles
Jansen Trinidad, Colorado 3 miles
Joes Aurora, Colorado 114 miles
Johnson Village Canon City, Colorado 54 miles
Johnstown Greeley, Colorado 11 miles
Julesburg North Platte, Nebraska 79 miles
Keenesburg Greeley, Colorado 25 miles
Ken Caryl Littleton, Colorado 6 miles
Kersey Greeley, Colorado 11 miles
Keystone Lakewood, Colorado 45 miles
Kim La Junta, Colorado 52 miles
Kiowa Aurora, Colorado 30 miles
Kirk Aurora, Colorado 119 miles
Kit Carson La Junta, Colorado 67 miles
Kittredge Lakewood, Colorado 9 miles
Kremmling Boulder, Colorado 61 miles
Lafayette Boulder, Colorado 8 miles
Laird North Platte, Nebraska 101 miles
La Jara Alamosa, Colorado 15 miles
La Junta Gardens La Junta, Colorado 2 miles
Lake City Montrose, Colorado 42 miles
Lakeside Denver, Colorado 4 miles
Lamar La Junta, Colorado 50 miles
Laporte Ft Collins, Colorado 4 miles
Larkspur Littleton, Colorado 25 miles
La Salle Greeley, Colorado 6 miles
Las Animas La Junta, Colorado 17 miles
La Veta Trinidad, Colorado 36 miles
Lazear Montrose, Colorado 22 miles
Lazy Acres Boulder, Colorado 7 miles
Leadville Glenwood Springs, Colorado 59 miles
Leadville North Glenwood Springs, Colorado 58 miles
Lewis Durango, Colorado 47 miles
Leyner Boulder, Colorado 7 miles
Limon Colorado Springs, Colorado 66 miles
Lincoln Park Canon City, Colorado 1 miles
Lochbuie Denver, Colorado 23 miles
Loghill Village Montrose, Colorado 19 miles
Log Lane Village Greeley, Colorado 51 miles
Loma Grand Junction, Colorado 16 miles
Lone Tree Littleton, Colorado 8 miles
Longmont Boulder, Colorado 12 miles
Louisville Boulder, Colorado 6 miles
Louviers Littleton, Colorado 6 miles
Loveland Ft Collins, Colorado 13 miles
Lynn Trinidad, Colorado 19 miles
Lyons Boulder, Colorado 14 miles
Manassa Alamosa, Colorado 21 miles
Mancos Durango, Colorado 24 miles
Manitou Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado 7 miles
Manzanola La Junta, Colorado 20 miles
Marble Glenwood Springs, Colorado 33 miles
Marvel Durango, Colorado 16 miles
Matheson Colorado Springs, Colorado 50 miles
Maybell Glenwood Springs, Colorado 79 miles
Maysville Canon City, Colorado 52 miles
McClave La Junta, Colorado 38 miles
McCoy Glenwood Springs, Colorado 41 miles
Mead Greeley, Colorado 18 miles
Meeker Glenwood Springs, Colorado 46 miles
Meridian Littleton, Colorado 8 miles
Meridian Village Littleton, Colorado 10 miles
Merino Greeley, Colorado 75 miles
Midland Colorado Springs, Colorado 20 miles
Milliken Greeley, Colorado 8 miles
Minturn Glenwood Springs, Colorado 48 miles
Moffat Alamosa, Colorado 36 miles
Monte Vista Alamosa, Colorado 15 miles
Montezuma Lakewood, Colorado 39 miles
Monument Colorado Springs, Colorado 18 miles
Morgan Heights Greeley, Colorado 51 miles
Morrison Lakewood, Colorado 4 miles
Mountain Meadows Boulder, Colorado 8 miles
Mountain View Denver, Colorado 4 miles
Mountain Village Montrose, Colorado 37 miles
Mount Crested Butte Glenwood Springs, Colorado 48 miles
Mulford Glenwood Springs, Colorado 12 miles
Nathrop Canon City, Colorado 50 miles
Naturita Montrose, Colorado 43 miles
Nederland Boulder, Colorado 15 miles
New Castle Glenwood Springs, Colorado 11 miles
Niwot Boulder, Colorado 7 miles
No Name Glenwood Springs, Colorado 2 miles
Norrie Glenwood Springs, Colorado 39 miles
Northglenn Denver, Colorado 11 miles
North La Junta La Junta, Colorado 1 miles
North Washington Denver, Colorado 4 miles
Norwood Montrose, Colorado 33 miles
Nucla Montrose, Colorado 40 miles
Nunn Ft Collins, Colorado 18 miles
Oak Creek Glenwood Springs, Colorado 54 miles
Olathe Montrose, Colorado 12 miles
Olney Springs La Junta, Colorado 26 miles
Ophir Montrose, Colorado 42 miles
Orchard Greeley, Colorado 35 miles
Orchard City Montrose, Colorado 26 miles
Orchard Mesa Grand Junction, Colorado 6 miles
Ordway La Junta, Colorado 20 miles
Otis Greeley, Colorado 97 miles
Ouray Montrose, Colorado 32 miles
Ovid North Platte, Nebraska 86 miles
Padroni Scottsbluff, Nebraska 80 miles
Pagosa Springs Durango, Colorado 48 miles
Palisade Grand Junction, Colorado 10 miles
Palmer Lake Colorado Springs, Colorado 21 miles
Paoli North Platte, Nebraska 97 miles
Paonia Montrose, Colorado 31 miles
Parachute Grand Junction, Colorado 34 miles
Paragon Estates Boulder, Colorado 4 miles
Park Center Canon City, Colorado 3 miles
Parker Aurora, Colorado 12 miles
Parshall Boulder, Colorado 50 miles
Peetz Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69 miles
Penrose Canon City, Colorado 12 miles
Peoria Aurora, Colorado 38 miles
Perry Park Littleton, Colorado 22 miles
Peyton Colorado Springs, Colorado 21 miles
Phippsburg Glenwood Springs, Colorado 52 miles
Piedra Durango, Colorado 41 miles
Pierce Greeley, Colorado 15 miles
Pine Brook Hill Boulder, Colorado 5 miles
Pine Valley Lakewood, Colorado 14 miles
Pitkin Canon City, Colorado 70 miles
Placerville Montrose, Colorado 33 miles
Platteville Greeley, Colorado 14 miles
Poncha Springs Canon City, Colorado 46 miles
Ponderosa Park Aurora, Colorado 21 miles
Portland Montrose, Colorado 28 miles
Pritchett La Junta, Colorado 56 miles
Pueblo West Pueblo, Colorado 4 miles
Ramah Colorado Springs, Colorado 39 miles
Rangely Grand Junction, Colorado 68 miles
Raymer (New Raymer) Greeley, Colorado 51 miles
Red Cliff Glenwood Springs, Colorado 51 miles
Red Feather Lakes Ft Collins, Colorado 31 miles
Redlands Grand Junction, Colorado 6 miles
Redstone Glenwood Springs, Colorado 25 miles
Redvale Montrose, Colorado 37 miles
Rico Durango, Colorado 33 miles
Ridgway Montrose, Colorado 22 miles
Rifle Glenwood Springs, Colorado 24 miles
Rock Creek Park Colorado Springs, Colorado 9 miles
Rockvale Canon City, Colorado 6 miles
Rocky Ford La Junta, Colorado 12 miles
Rollinsville Boulder, Colorado 16 miles
Romeo Alamosa, Colorado 22 miles
Roxborough Park Littleton, Colorado 8 miles
Rye Pueblo, Colorado 31 miles
Saddle Ridge Greeley, Colorado 52 miles
Saguache Alamosa, Colorado 44 miles
Salida Canon City, Colorado 42 miles
Salt Creek Pueblo, Colorado 6 miles
San Acacio Alamosa, Colorado 26 miles
Sanford Alamosa, Colorado 15 miles
San Luis Alamosa, Colorado 33 miles
Sawpit Montrose, Colorado 34 miles
Security-Widefield Colorado Springs, Colorado 7 miles
Sedalia Littleton, Colorado 10 miles
Sedgwick Scottsbluff, Nebraska 88 miles
Segundo Trinidad, Colorado 15 miles
Seibert La Junta, Colorado 97 miles
Seven Hills Boulder, Colorado 4 miles
Severance Greeley, Colorado 8 miles
Shaw Heights Denver, Colorado 8 miles
Sheridan Littleton, Colorado 5 miles
Sheridan Lake La Junta, Colorado 75 miles
Sherrelwood Denver, Colorado 6 miles
Sierra Ridge Aurora, Colorado 10 miles
Silt Glenwood Springs, Colorado 18 miles
Silver Cliff Canon City, Colorado 24 miles
Silver Plume Lakewood, Colorado 31 miles
Silverthorne Lakewood, Colorado 50 miles
Silverton Durango, Colorado 41 miles
Simla Colorado Springs, Colorado 43 miles
Smeltertown Canon City, Colorado 43 miles
Snowmass Village Glenwood Springs, Colorado 31 miles
Snyder Greeley, Colorado 62 miles
Somerset Montrose, Colorado 38 miles
Southern Ute Durango, Colorado 19 miles
South Fork Alamosa, Colorado 43 miles
Springfield La Junta, Colorado 64 miles
St. Ann Highlands Boulder, Colorado 12 miles
Starkville Trinidad, Colorado 4 miles
Steamboat Springs Glenwood Springs, Colorado 70 miles
Stepping Stone Littleton, Colorado 10 miles
Sterling Greeley, Colorado 84 miles
Sterling Ranch Littleton, Colorado 5 miles
St. Mary's Boulder, Colorado 26 miles
Stonegate Aurora, Colorado 10 miles
Stonewall Gap Trinidad, Colorado 30 miles
Strasburg Aurora, Colorado 27 miles
Stratmoor Colorado Springs, Colorado 4 miles
Stratton La Junta, Colorado 104 miles
Sugar City La Junta, Colorado 19 miles
Sugarloaf Boulder, Colorado 9 miles
Sunshine Boulder, Colorado 8 miles
Superior Boulder, Colorado 7 miles
Swink La Junta, Colorado 6 miles
Tabernash Boulder, Colorado 32 miles
Tall Timber Boulder, Colorado 6 miles
Telluride Montrose, Colorado 37 miles
The Pinery Aurora, Colorado 16 miles
Thornton Denver, Colorado 12 miles
Timnath Ft Collins, Colorado 7 miles
Todd Creek Denver, Colorado 17 miles
Towaoc Farmington, New Mexico 42 miles
Towner La Junta, Colorado 85 miles
Trail Side Greeley, Colorado 50 miles
Twin Lakes Denver, Colorado 5 miles
Twin Lakes Glenwood Springs, Colorado 60 miles
Two Buttes La Junta, Colorado 68 miles
Upper Bear Creek Lakewood, Colorado 15 miles
Upper Witter Gulch Lakewood, Colorado 15 miles
Vail Glenwood Springs, Colorado 51 miles
Valdez Trinidad, Colorado 12 miles
Valmont Boulder, Colorado 1 miles
Vernon North Platte, Nebraska 116 miles
Victor Canon City, Colorado 19 miles
Vilas La Junta, Colorado 73 miles
Vineland Pueblo, Colorado 12 miles
Vona La Junta, Colorado 100 miles
Walden Ft Collins, Colorado 64 miles
Walsenburg Trinidad, Colorado 35 miles
Walsh La Junta, Colorado 80 miles
Ward Boulder, Colorado 15 miles
Watkins Aurora, Colorado 13 miles
Welby Denver, Colorado 7 miles
Weldona Greeley, Colorado 43 miles
Wellington Ft Collins, Colorado 9 miles
Westcliffe Canon City, Colorado 25 miles
Westcreek Colorado Springs, Colorado 30 miles
Westminster Denver, Colorado 10 miles
Weston Trinidad, Colorado 20 miles
West Pleasant View Lakewood, Colorado 3 miles
Wheat Ridge Denver, Colorado 5 miles
Wiggins Greeley, Colorado 39 miles
Wiley La Junta, Colorado 45 miles
Williamsburg Canon City, Colorado 6 miles
Windsor Greeley, Colorado 9 miles
Winter Park Boulder, Colorado 29 miles
Wolcott Glenwood Springs, Colorado 36 miles
Woodland Park Colorado Springs, Colorado 18 miles
Woodmoor Colorado Springs, Colorado 19 miles
Woody Creek Glenwood Springs, Colorado 30 miles
Wray North Platte, Nebraska 106 miles
Yampa Glenwood Springs, Colorado 48 miles
Yuma Greeley, Colorado 110 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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