List of Social Security Offices in Florida

On this page, you will find a list of the 56 Social Security office locations in Florida.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Florida, 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 Florida 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
Acacia Villas West Palm Beach, Florida 6 miles
Alachua Gainesville, Florida 6 miles
Alafaya Orlando, Florida 8 miles
Alford Marianna, Florida 10 miles
Allentown Pensacola, Florida 26 miles
Altamonte Springs Lake Mary, Florida 5 miles
Altha Marianna, Florida 16 miles
Altoona Leesburg, Florida 18 miles
Alturas Winter Haven, Florida 12 miles
Alva Fort Myers, Florida 16 miles
Andrews Gainesville, Florida 35 miles
Anna Maria Bradenton, Florida 15 miles
Apalachicola Panama City, Florida 50 miles
Apollo Beach St Petersburg, Florida 15 miles
Apopka Lake Mary, Florida 10 miles
Arcadia Port Charlotte, Florida 22 miles
Archer Gainesville, Florida 16 miles
Aripeka New Port Richey, Florida 11 miles
Asbury Lake Jacksonville, Florida 19 miles
Astatula Leesburg, Florida 12 miles
Astor Deland, Florida 17 miles
Atlantic Beach Jacksonville, Florida 13 miles
Atlantis West Palm Beach, Florida 9 miles
Auburndale Winter Haven, Florida 3 miles
Aucilla Thomasville, Georgia 27 miles
Avalon Pensacola, Florida 11 miles
Ave Maria Naples, Florida 19 miles
Aventura Miami, Florida 5 miles
Avon Park Sebring, Florida 5 miles
Azalea Park Orlando, Florida 3 miles
Babson Park Winter Haven, Florida 20 miles
Bagdad Pensacola, Florida 17 miles
Baldwin Jacksonville, Florida 20 miles
Bal Harbour Miami, Florida 5 miles
Balm Valrico, Florida 12 miles
Bardmoor Clearwater, Florida 8 miles
Bartow Lakeland, Florida 9 miles
Bascom Marianna, Florida 13 miles
Bay Harbor Islands Miami, Florida 4 miles
Bay Hill Orlando, Florida 12 miles
Bay Lake Kissimmee, Florida 12 miles
Bayonet Point New Port Richey, Florida 4 miles
Bay Pines St Petersburg, Florida 9 miles
Bayport New Port Richey, Florida 19 miles
Bayshore Gardens Bradenton, Florida 8 miles
Beacon Square New Port Richey, Florida 7 miles
Bear Creek St Petersburg, Florida 5 miles
Bee Ridge Sarasota, Florida 3 miles
Bell Lake City, Florida 31 miles
Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace Jacksonville, Florida 9 miles
Belleair Clearwater, Florida 5 miles
Belleair Beach Clearwater, Florida 7 miles
Belleair Bluffs Clearwater, Florida 6 miles
Belleair Shore Clearwater, Florida 7 miles
Belle Isle Orlando, Florida 4 miles
Belleview Ocala, Florida 10 miles
Bellview Pensacola, Florida 7 miles
Berkshire Lakes Naples, Florida 8 miles
Berrydale Pensacola, Florida 36 miles
Beverly Beach St Augustine, Florida 26 miles
Beverly Hills Ocala, Florida 27 miles
Big Coppitt Key Key West, Florida 9 miles
Big Pine Key Key West, Florida 29 miles
Biscayne Park Miami, Florida 2 miles
Bithlo Orlando, Florida 13 miles
Black Diamond Ocala, Florida 29 miles
Black Hammock Lake Mary, Florida 11 miles
Bloomingdale Valrico, Florida 3 miles
Blountstown Marianna, Florida 26 miles
Bokeelia Port Charlotte, Florida 21 miles
Bonifay Marianna, Florida 25 miles
Bonita Springs Naples, Florida 5 miles
Boulevard Gardens Ft Lauderdale, Florida 4 miles
Bowling Green Sebring, Florida 22 miles
Boynton Beach Boca Raton, Florida 9 miles
Bradenton Beach Bradenton, Florida 13 miles
Bradfordville Tallahassee, Florida 9 miles
Bradley Junction Lakeland, Florida 11 miles
Brandon Valrico, Florida 2 miles
Branford Lake City, Florida 21 miles
Brent Pensacola, Florida 4 miles
Briny Breezes Boca Raton, Florida 8 miles
Bristol Marianna, Florida 29 miles
Broadview Park Plantation, Florida 5 miles
Bronson Gainesville, Florida 25 miles
Brooker Gainesville, Florida 13 miles
Brookridge Dade City, Florida 22 miles
Brooksville Dade City, Florida 18 miles
Brownsdale Pensacola, Florida 32 miles
Brownsville Miami, Florida 2 miles
Buckhead Ridge Belle Glade, Florida 34 miles
Buckingham Fort Myers, Florida 9 miles
Buenaventura Lakes Kissimmee, Florida 3 miles
Bunnell St Augustine, Florida 27 miles
Burnt Store Marina Fort Myers, Florida 18 miles
Bushnell Leesburg, Florida 17 miles
Butler Beach St Augustine, Florida 5 miles
Cabana Colony West Palm Beach, Florida 10 miles
Callahan Jacksonville, Florida 13 miles
Callaway Panama City, Florida 6 miles
Campbell Kissimmee, Florida 5 miles
Campbellton Marianna, Florida 15 miles
Canal Point Belle Glade, Florida 13 miles
Cape Canaveral Cocoa, Florida 10 miles
Cape Coral Fort Myers, Florida 7 miles
Capitola Tallahassee, Florida 10 miles
Captiva Fort Myers, Florida 22 miles
Carrabelle Tallahassee, Florida 47 miles
Carrollwood Tampa, Florida 1 miles
Caryville Marianna, Florida 33 miles
Casselberry Lake Mary, Florida 5 miles
Cedar Grove Panama City, Florida 2 miles
Cedar Key Ocala, Florida 55 miles
Celebration Kissimmee, Florida 9 miles
Center Hill Leesburg, Florida 13 miles
Century Pensacola, Florida 39 miles
Chaires Tallahassee, Florida 8 miles
Charleston Park Fort Myers, Florida 18 miles
Charlotte Harbor Port Charlotte, Florida 6 miles
Charlotte Park Port Charlotte, Florida 9 miles
Chattahoochee Marianna, Florida 25 miles
Cheval Tampa, Florida 8 miles
Chiefland Gainesville, Florida 35 miles
Chipley Marianna, Florida 17 miles
Chokoloskee Naples, Florida 40 miles
Christmas Cocoa, Florida 17 miles
Chuluota Orlando, Florida 15 miles
Chumuckla Pensacola, Florida 25 miles
Cinco Bayou Fort Walton Beach, Florida 2 miles
Citrus Hills Ocala, Florida 28 miles
Citrus Park Tampa, Florida 4 miles
Citrus Springs Ocala, Florida 25 miles
Clarcona Lake Mary, Florida 12 miles
Clermont Leesburg, Florida 20 miles
Cleveland Port Charlotte, Florida 10 miles
Clewiston Belle Glade, Florida 17 miles
Cloud Lake West Palm Beach, Florida 3 miles
Cobbtown Pensacola, Florida 33 miles
Cocoa Beach Cocoa, Florida 12 miles
Cocoa West Cocoa, Florida 5 miles
Coconut Creek Margate, Florida 1 miles
Coleman Leesburg, Florida 11 miles
Combee Settlement Lakeland, Florida 8 miles
Connerton New Port Richey, Florida 13 miles
Conway Orlando, Florida 1 miles
Cooper City Pembroke Pines, Florida 4 miles
Coral Gables Miami, Florida 5 miles
Coral Springs Margate, Florida 5 miles
Coral Terrace Miami, Florida 3 miles
Cortez Bradenton, Florida 12 miles
Cottondale Marianna, Florida 8 miles
Country Club Pembroke Pines, Florida 3 miles
Country Walk Miami, Florida 6 miles
Crawfordville Tallahassee, Florida 19 miles
Crescent Beach St Augustine, Florida 7 miles
Crescent City St Augustine, Florida 31 miles
Crestview Fort Walton Beach, Florida 22 miles
Crooked Lake Park Winter Haven, Florida 18 miles
Cross City Lake City, Florida 46 miles
Crystal Lake Lakeland, Florida 6 miles
Crystal River Ocala, Florida 34 miles
Crystal Springs Dade City, Florida 12 miles
Cudjoe Key Key West, Florida 21 miles
Cutler Bay Miami, Florida 2 miles
Cypress Gardens Winter Haven, Florida 5 miles
Cypress Lake Fort Myers, Florida 6 miles
Cypress Quarters Port St Lucie, Florida 31 miles
Dade City North Dade City, Florida 2 miles
Dania Beach Ft Lauderdale, Florida 10 miles
Davenport Winter Haven, Florida 12 miles
Davie Pembroke Pines, Florida 5 miles
Day Lake City, Florida 38 miles
Daytona Beach Port Orange, Florida 7 miles
Daytona Beach Shores Port Orange, Florida 5 miles
DeBary Deland, Florida 8 miles
Deerfield Beach Boca Raton, Florida 5 miles
DeFuniak Springs Fort Walton Beach, Florida 35 miles
DeLand Southwest Deland, Florida 1 miles
De Leon Springs Deland, Florida 9 miles
Delray Beach Boca Raton, Florida 5 miles
Deltona Deland, Florida 7 miles
Desoto Acres Sarasota, Florida 5 miles
Desoto Lakes Sarasota, Florida 5 miles
Destin Fort Walton Beach, Florida 8 miles
Dickerson City Pensacola, Florida 11 miles
Dixonville Andalusia, Alabama 39 miles
Doctor Phillips Orlando, Florida 11 miles
Doral Miami, Florida 4 miles
Dover Valrico, Florida 4 miles
Duck Key Key West, Florida 58 miles
Dundee Winter Haven, Florida 8 miles
Dunedin Clearwater, Florida 4 miles
Dunnellon Ocala, Florida 22 miles
Eagle Lake Winter Haven, Florida 5 miles
East Bronson Gainesville, Florida 22 miles
East Lake Clearwater, Florida 10 miles
East Lake-Orient Park Valrico, Florida 8 miles
East Milton Pensacola, Florida 18 miles
East Palatka St Augustine, Florida 21 miles
Eastpoint Panama City, Florida 55 miles
East Williston Gainesville, Florida 22 miles
Eatonville Lake Mary, Florida 9 miles
Ebro Panama City, Florida 21 miles
Edgewater Port Orange, Florida 11 miles
Edgewood Orlando, Florida 4 miles
Eglin AFB Fort Walton Beach, Florida 4 miles
Egypt Lake-Leto Tampa, Florida 2 miles
Elfers New Port Richey, Florida 5 miles
Ellenton Bradenton, Florida 3 miles
El Portal Miami, Florida 1 miles
Englewood Venice, Florida 10 miles
Ensley Pensacola, Florida 8 miles
Estero Fort Myers, Florida 11 miles
Esto Dothan, Alabama 21 miles
Eustis Leesburg, Florida 12 miles
Everglades Naples, Florida 36 miles
Fairview Shores Orlando, Florida 8 miles
Fanning Springs Gainesville, Florida 36 miles
Feather Sound Clearwater, Florida 7 miles
Fellsmere Vero Beach, Florida 16 miles
Fernandina Beach Jacksonville, Florida 21 miles
Ferndale Leesburg, Florida 18 miles
Fern Park Lake Mary, Florida 6 miles
Ferry Pass Pensacola, Florida 7 miles
Fidelis Pensacola, Florida 38 miles
Fisher Island Miami Beach, Florida 2 miles
Fish Hawk Valrico, Florida 7 miles
Five Points Lake City, Florida 3 miles
Flagler Beach Port Orange, Florida 26 miles
Flagler Estates St Augustine, Florida 16 miles
Fleming Island Jacksonville, Florida 12 miles
Floral City Leesburg, Florida 25 miles
Florida City Miami, Florida 11 miles
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, Florida 10 miles
Florida Ridge Vero Beach, Florida 4 miles
Floridatown Pensacola, Florida 12 miles
Forest City Lake Mary, Florida 7 miles
Fort Braden Tallahassee, Florida 17 miles
Fort Denaud Fort Myers, Florida 20 miles
Fort Green Lakeland, Florida 24 miles
Fort Green Springs Lakeland, Florida 25 miles
Fort Lauderdale Ft Lauderdale, Florida 5 miles
Fort Meade Lakeland, Florida 17 miles
Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers, Florida 12 miles
Fort Myers Shores Fort Myers, Florida 10 miles
Fort Pierce Port St Lucie, Florida 7 miles
Fort Pierce North Port St Lucie, Florida 9 miles
Fort Pierce South Port St Lucie, Florida 5 miles
Fort White Lake City, Florida 17 miles
Fountainebleau Miami, Florida 2 miles
Four Corners Kissimmee, Florida 16 miles
Franklin Park Ft Lauderdale, Florida 4 miles
Freeport Fort Walton Beach, Florida 29 miles
Frostproof Sebring, Florida 16 miles
Fruit Cove Jacksonville, Florida 10 miles
Fruitland Park Leesburg, Florida 3 miles
Fruitville Sarasota, Florida 5 miles
Fuller Heights Lakeland, Florida 4 miles
Fussels Corner Winter Haven, Florida 7 miles
Garcon Point Pensacola, Florida 9 miles
Garden Grove Dade City, Florida 16 miles
Gardner Sebring, Florida 22 miles
Gateway Fort Myers, Florida 6 miles
Geneva Lake Mary, Florida 15 miles
Gibsonton Valrico, Florida 10 miles
Gifford Vero Beach, Florida 3 miles
Gladeview Miami, Florida 2 miles
Glencoe Port Orange, Florida 7 miles
Glen Ridge West Palm Beach, Florida 3 miles
Glen St. Mary Lake City, Florida 31 miles
Glenvar Heights Miami, Florida 5 miles
Golden Beach Miami, Florida 7 miles
Golden Gate Naples, Florida 7 miles
Golden Glades Miami, Florida 2 miles
Goldenrod Orlando, Florida 8 miles
Golf Boca Raton, Florida 7 miles
Gonzalez Pensacola, Florida 12 miles
Goodland Naples, Florida 25 miles
Gotha Orlando, Florida 13 miles
Goulding Pensacola, Florida 2 miles
Goulds Miami, Florida 1 miles
Graceville Marianna, Florida 20 miles
Grand Ridge Marianna, Florida 15 miles
Grant-Valkaria Melbourne, Florida 12 miles
Greenacres West Palm Beach, Florida 7 miles
Greenbriar Clearwater, Florida 3 miles
Green Cove Springs Jacksonville, Florida 18 miles
Greensboro Tallahassee, Florida 31 miles
Greenville Thomasville, Georgia 32 miles
Greenwood Marianna, Florida 8 miles
Grenelefe Winter Haven, Florida 12 miles
Gretna Tallahassee, Florida 28 miles
Grove City Port Charlotte, Florida 13 miles
Groveland Leesburg, Florida 18 miles
Gulf Breeze Pensacola, Florida 5 miles
Gulf Gate Sarasota, Florida 3 miles
Gulfport St Petersburg, Florida 4 miles
Gulf Stream Boca Raton, Florida 7 miles
Gun Club Estates West Palm Beach, Florida 4 miles
Haines City Winter Haven, Florida 9 miles
Hallandale Beach Miami, Florida 6 miles
Hampton Gainesville, Florida 17 miles
Harbor Bluffs Clearwater, Florida 7 miles
Harbour Heights Port Charlotte, Florida 8 miles
Harlem Belle Glade, Florida 18 miles
Harlem Heights Fort Myers, Florida 8 miles
Harold Fort Walton Beach, Florida 21 miles
Hastings St Augustine, Florida 14 miles
Havana Tallahassee, Florida 17 miles
Haverhill West Palm Beach, Florida 4 miles
Hawthorne Gainesville, Florida 17 miles
Heathrow Lake Mary, Florida 2 miles
Heritage Bay Naples, Florida 5 miles
Heritage Pines New Port Richey, Florida 11 miles
Hernando Ocala, Florida 25 miles
Hernando Beach New Port Richey, Florida 14 miles
Hialeah Gardens Hialeah, Florida 1 miles
Highland Beach Boca Raton, Florida 2 miles
Highland City Lakeland, Florida 5 miles
Highland Park Winter Haven, Florida 17 miles
High Point New Port Richey, Florida 21 miles
High Springs Gainesville, Florida 18 miles
Hillcrest Heights Winter Haven, Florida 20 miles
Hilliard Jacksonville, Florida 23 miles
Hill 'n Dale Dade City, Florida 13 miles
Hillsboro Beach Boca Raton, Florida 7 miles
Hillsboro Pines Margate, Florida 6 miles
Hobe Sound Port St Lucie, Florida 23 miles
Holden Heights Orlando, Florida 5 miles
Holiday New Port Richey, Florida 7 miles
Holley Fort Walton Beach, Florida 17 miles
Holly Hill Port Orange, Florida 9 miles
Hollywood Miami, Florida 7 miles
Holmes Beach Bradenton, Florida 13 miles
Homeland Lakeland, Florida 13 miles
Homestead Miami, Florida 10 miles
Homestead Base Miami, Florida 5 miles
Homosassa New Port Richey, Florida 35 miles
Homosassa Springs New Port Richey, Florida 37 miles
Horizon West Kissimmee, Florida 16 miles
Horseshoe Beach Gainesville, Florida 60 miles
Hosford Tallahassee, Florida 33 miles
Howey-in-the-Hills Leesburg, Florida 10 miles
Hudson New Port Richey, Florida 7 miles
Hunters Creek Kissimmee, Florida 4 miles
Hurlburt Field Fort Walton Beach, Florida 6 miles
Hutchinson Island South Port St Lucie, Florida 7 miles
Hypoluxo West Palm Beach, Florida 10 miles
Immokalee Naples, Florida 22 miles
Indialantic Melbourne, Florida 5 miles
Indian Creek Miami, Florida 3 miles
Indian Harbour Beach Melbourne, Florida 5 miles
Indian Lake Estates Sebring, Florida 22 miles
Indian River Estates Port St Lucie, Florida 2 miles
Indian River Shores Vero Beach, Florida 5 miles
Indian Rocks Beach Clearwater, Florida 9 miles
Indian Shores Clearwater, Florida 10 miles
Indiantown Port St Lucie, Florida 24 miles
Inglis Ocala, Florida 34 miles
Interlachen Gainesville, Florida 27 miles
Inverness Leesburg, Florida 27 miles
Inverness Highlands North Ocala, Florida 27 miles
Inverness Highlands South Leesburg, Florida 27 miles
Inwood Winter Haven, Florida 1 miles
Iona Fort Myers, Florida 9 miles
Islamorada Miami, Florida 42 miles
Island Walk Naples, Florida 2 miles
Istachatta Dade City, Florida 22 miles
Ives Estates Miami, Florida 4 miles
Jacksonville Beach Jacksonville, Florida 13 miles
Jacob City Marianna, Florida 12 miles
Jan Phyl Village Winter Haven, Florida 3 miles
Jasmine Estates New Port Richey, Florida 2 miles
Jasper Lake City, Florida 30 miles
Jay Pensacola, Florida 38 miles
Jennings Valdosta, Georgia 22 miles
Jensen Beach Port St Lucie, Florida 8 miles
June Park Melbourne, Florida 2 miles
Juno Beach West Palm Beach, Florida 11 miles
Juno Ridge West Palm Beach, Florida 9 miles
Jupiter West Palm Beach, Florida 15 miles
Jupiter Farms West Palm Beach, Florida 17 miles
Jupiter Inlet Colony West Palm Beach, Florida 16 miles
Jupiter Island West Palm Beach, Florida 22 miles
Kathleen Lakeland, Florida 12 miles
Kendale Lakes Miami, Florida 4 miles
Kendall Miami, Florida 7 miles
Kendall West Miami, Florida 6 miles
Kenneth City St Petersburg, Florida 5 miles
Kensington Park Sarasota, Florida 4 miles
Kenwood Estates West Palm Beach, Florida 7 miles
Key Biscayne Miami Beach, Florida 7 miles
Key Colony Beach Key West, Florida 51 miles
Key Largo Miami, Florida 34 miles
Keystone New Port Richey, Florida 8 miles
Keystone Heights Gainesville, Florida 19 miles
Key Vista New Port Richey, Florida 8 miles
LaBelle Fort Myers, Florida 27 miles
Lacoochee Dade City, Florida 8 miles
La Crosse Gainesville, Florida 11 miles
Lady Lake Leesburg, Florida 7 miles
Laguna Beach Panama City, Florida 17 miles
Lake Alfred Winter Haven, Florida 3 miles
Lake Belvedere Estates West Palm Beach, Florida 5 miles
Lake Buena Vista Kissimmee, Florida 11 miles
Lake Butler Orlando, Florida 14 miles
Lake Butler Lake City, Florida 22 miles
Lake Clarke Shores West Palm Beach, Florida 5 miles
Lake Hamilton Winter Haven, Florida 7 miles
Lake Harbor Belle Glade, Florida 9 miles
Lake Hart Orlando, Florida 8 miles
Lake Helen Deland, Florida 5 miles
Lake Kathryn Deland, Florida 11 miles
Lake Kerr Ocala, Florida 23 miles
Lakeland Highlands Lakeland, Florida 1 miles
Lake Lindsey Dade City, Florida 21 miles
Lake Lorraine Fort Walton Beach, Florida 3 miles
Lake Mack-Forest Hills Deland, Florida 6 miles
Lake Magdalene Tampa, Florida 3 miles
Lake Mary Jane Orlando, Florida 12 miles
Lake Mystic Marianna, Florida 31 miles
Lake Panasoffkee Leesburg, Florida 13 miles
Lake Park West Palm Beach, Florida 6 miles
Lake Placid Sebring, Florida 17 miles
Lake Sarasota Sarasota, Florida 6 miles
Lakeside Jacksonville, Florida 13 miles
Lake Wales Winter Haven, Florida 14 miles
Lakewood Park Vero Beach, Florida 7 miles
Lakewood Ranch Bradenton, Florida 8 miles
Lake Worth Beach West Palm Beach, Florida 6 miles
Lamont Tallahassee, Florida 26 miles
Land O' Lakes Tampa, Florida 13 miles
Lantana West Palm Beach, Florida 9 miles
Largo Clearwater, Florida 5 miles
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Ft Lauderdale, Florida 6 miles
Lauderdale Lakes Ft Lauderdale, Florida 2 miles
Lauderhill Plantation, Florida 3 miles
Laurel Venice, Florida 3 miles
Laurel Hill Andalusia, Alabama 22 miles
Lawtey Gainesville, Florida 29 miles
Layton Miami, Florida 58 miles
Lazy Lake Ft Lauderdale, Florida 4 miles
Lealman St Petersburg, Florida 4 miles
Lecanto Ocala, Florida 32 miles
Lee Valdosta, Georgia 32 miles
Lehigh Acres Fort Myers, Florida 13 miles
Leisure City Miami, Florida 6 miles
Lely Naples, Florida 12 miles
Lely Resort Naples, Florida 14 miles
Lemon Grove Sebring, Florida 12 miles
Liberty Triangle Ocala, Florida 9 miles
Lighthouse Point Margate, Florida 7 miles
Limestone Sebring, Florida 27 miles
Limestone Creek West Palm Beach, Florida 17 miles
Lisbon Leesburg, Florida 7 miles
Live Oak Lake City, Florida 21 miles
Lloyd Tallahassee, Florida 14 miles
Lochmoor Waterway Estates Fort Myers, Florida 5 miles
Lockhart Lake Mary, Florida 10 miles
Longboat Key Sarasota, Florida 10 miles
Longwood Lake Mary, Florida 3 miles
Loughman Kissimmee, Florida 11 miles
Lower Grand Lagoon Panama City, Florida 5 miles
Loxahatchee Groves West Palm Beach, Florida 14 miles
Lutz Tampa, Florida 8 miles
Lynn Haven Panama City, Florida 3 miles
Macclenny Jacksonville, Florida 29 miles
Madeira Beach St Petersburg, Florida 9 miles
Madison Valdosta, Georgia 30 miles
Maitland Lake Mary, Florida 8 miles
Malabar Melbourne, Florida 8 miles
Malone Marianna, Florida 13 miles
Manalapan West Palm Beach, Florida 10 miles
Manasota Key Venice, Florida 13 miles
Manatee Road Gainesville, Florida 37 miles
Mango Valrico, Florida 4 miles
Mangonia Park West Palm Beach, Florida 3 miles
Marathon Key West, Florida 46 miles
Marco Island Naples, Florida 24 miles
Marco Shores-Hammock Bay Naples, Florida 19 miles
Marineland St Augustine, Florida 15 miles
Marion Oaks Ocala, Florida 13 miles
Mary Esther Fort Walton Beach, Florida 4 miles
Masaryktown Dade City, Florida 16 miles
Mascotte Leesburg, Florida 17 miles
Matlacha Fort Myers, Florida 15 miles
Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores Fort Myers, Florida 14 miles
Mayo Lake City, Florida 32 miles
McGregor Fort Myers, Florida 5 miles
McIntosh Gainesville, Florida 19 miles
Meadow Oaks New Port Richey, Florida 7 miles
Meadow Woods Kissimmee, Florida 6 miles
Medley Hialeah, Florida 3 miles
Medulla Lakeland, Florida 1 miles
Melbourne Beach Melbourne, Florida 6 miles
Melbourne Village Melbourne, Florida 1 miles
Memphis Bradenton, Florida 5 miles
Merritt Island Cocoa, Florida 9 miles
Mexico Beach Panama City, Florida 20 miles
Miami Gardens Miami, Florida 2 miles
Miami Lakes Hialeah, Florida 2 miles
Miami Shores Miami, Florida 1 miles
Miami Springs Miami, Florida 3 miles
Micanopy Gainesville, Florida 14 miles
Micco Melbourne, Florida 17 miles
Miccosukee Tallahassee, Florida 17 miles
Middleburg Jacksonville, Florida 20 miles
Midway Tallahassee, Florida 13 miles
Midway Pensacola, Florida 13 miles
Midway Lake Mary, Florida 9 miles
Milton Pensacola, Florida 19 miles
Mims Cocoa, Florida 17 miles
Minneola Leesburg, Florida 19 miles
Miramar Miami, Florida 4 miles
Miramar Beach Fort Walton Beach, Florida 16 miles
Molino Pensacola, Florida 22 miles
Monticello Thomasville, Georgia 20 miles
Montura Belle Glade, Florida 26 miles
Montverde Leesburg, Florida 20 miles
Moon Lake New Port Richey, Florida 5 miles
Moore Haven Belle Glade, Florida 28 miles
Morriston Ocala, Florida 20 miles
Mount Carmel Pensacola, Florida 40 miles
Mount Dora Leesburg, Florida 15 miles
Mount Plymouth Lake Mary, Florida 12 miles
Mulat Pensacola, Florida 11 miles
Mulberry Lakeland, Florida 4 miles
Munson Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32 miles
Myrtle Grove Pensacola, Florida 5 miles
Naples Manor Naples, Florida 13 miles
Naples Park Naples, Florida 4 miles
Naranja Miami, Florida 5 miles
Nassau Village-Ratliff Jacksonville, Florida 10 miles
Navarre Fort Walton Beach, Florida 15 miles
Navarre Beach Fort Walton Beach, Florida 17 miles
Neptune Beach Jacksonville, Florida 13 miles
Newberry Gainesville, Florida 16 miles
New Port Richey East New Port Richey, Florida 1 miles
New Smyrna Beach Port Orange, Florida 8 miles
Niceville Fort Walton Beach, Florida 9 miles
Nobleton Dade City, Florida 20 miles
Nocatee Jacksonville, Florida 15 miles
Nokomis Venice, Florida 2 miles
Noma Dothan, Alabama 20 miles
North Bay Village Miami, Florida 2 miles
North Brooksville Dade City, Florida 19 miles
Northdale Tampa, Florida 4 miles
North DeLand Deland, Florida 4 miles
North Fort Myers Fort Myers, Florida 5 miles
North Key Largo Miami, Florida 21 miles
North Lauderdale Margate, Florida 3 miles
North Merritt Island Cocoa, Florida 3 miles
North Miami Miami, Florida 3 miles
North Miami Beach Miami, Florida 4 miles
North Palm Beach West Palm Beach, Florida 7 miles
North Port Port Charlotte, Florida 6 miles
North Redington Beach St Petersburg, Florida 11 miles
North River Shores Port St Lucie, Florida 9 miles
North Sarasota Sarasota, Florida 5 miles
North Weeki Wachee New Port Richey, Florida 21 miles
Oak Hill Port Orange, Florida 20 miles
Oakland Orlando, Florida 20 miles
Oakland Park Ft Lauderdale, Florida 4 miles
Oakleaf Plantation Jacksonville, Florida 15 miles
Oak Ridge Orlando, Florida 7 miles
Ocala Estates Ocala, Florida 11 miles
Ocean Breeze Port St Lucie, Florida 9 miles
Ocean City Fort Walton Beach, Florida 1 miles
Ocean Ridge Boca Raton, Florida 9 miles
Ocklawaha Leesburg, Florida 15 miles
Ocoee Orlando, Florida 15 miles
Odessa New Port Richey, Florida 7 miles
Ojus Miami, Florida 5 miles
Okahumpka Leesburg, Florida 5 miles
Okeechobee Port St Lucie, Florida 32 miles
Old Miakka Sarasota, Florida 15 miles
Oldsmar Clearwater, Florida 6 miles
Olga Fort Myers, Florida 11 miles
Olympia Heights Miami, Florida 3 miles
Ona Sebring, Florida 26 miles
On Top of the World Ocala, Florida 11 miles
Opa-locka Miami, Florida 3 miles
Orange City Deland, Florida 4 miles
Orange Park Jacksonville, Florida 9 miles
Orangetree Naples, Florida 9 miles
Orchid Vero Beach, Florida 9 miles
Oriole Beach Pensacola, Florida 8 miles
Orlovista Orlando, Florida 9 miles
Ormond Beach Port Orange, Florida 12 miles
Ormond-by-the-Sea Port Orange, Florida 16 miles
Osprey Sarasota, Florida 8 miles
Otter Creek Gainesville, Florida 37 miles
Oviedo Lake Mary, Florida 10 miles
Pace Pensacola, Florida 13 miles
Page Park Fort Myers, Florida 2 miles
Pahokee Belle Glade, Florida 10 miles
Paisley Deland, Florida 14 miles
Palatka St Augustine, Florida 23 miles
Palm Bay Melbourne, Florida 5 miles
Palm Beach West Palm Beach, Florida 2 miles
Palm Beach Gardens West Palm Beach, Florida 9 miles
Palm Beach Shores West Palm Beach, Florida 5 miles
Palm City Port St Lucie, Florida 12 miles
Palm Coast St Augustine, Florida 20 miles
Palmer Ranch Sarasota, Florida 5 miles
Palmetto Bradenton, Florida 5 miles
Palmetto Bay Miami, Florida 5 miles
Palmetto Estates Miami, Florida 4 miles
Palm Harbor Clearwater, Florida 8 miles
Palmona Park Fort Myers, Florida 7 miles
Palm River-Clair Mel Valrico, Florida 8 miles
Palm Shores Melbourne, Florida 6 miles
Palm Springs West Palm Beach, Florida 6 miles
Palm Springs North Hialeah, Florida 4 miles
Palm Valley Jacksonville, Florida 13 miles
Panacea Tallahassee, Florida 28 miles
Panama City Beach Panama City, Florida 9 miles
Paradise Heights Lake Mary, Florida 14 miles
Parker Panama City, Florida 4 miles
Parkland Margate, Florida 5 miles
Pasadena Hills Dade City, Florida 5 miles
Patrick AFB Melbourne, Florida 10 miles
Paxton Andalusia, Alabama 23 miles
Pea Ridge Pensacola, Florida 15 miles
Pebble Creek Tampa, Florida 13 miles
Pelican Bay Naples, Florida 5 miles
Pelican Marsh Naples, Florida 3 miles
Pembroke Park Miami, Florida 5 miles
Penney Farms Jacksonville, Florida 22 miles
Pensacola Station Pensacola, Florida 7 miles
Perry Tallahassee, Florida 45 miles
Pierson Deland, Florida 19 miles
Pine Air West Palm Beach, Florida 5 miles
Pine Castle Orlando, Florida 4 miles
Pinecraft Sarasota, Florida 3 miles
Pinecrest Miami, Florida 8 miles
Pine Hills Orlando, Florida 10 miles
Pine Island New Port Richey, Florida 21 miles
Pine Island Center Fort Myers, Florida 17 miles
Pine Lakes Deland, Florida 8 miles
Pineland Fort Myers, Florida 20 miles
Pine Level Pensacola, Florida 33 miles
Pinellas Park St Petersburg, Florida 6 miles
Pine Manor Fort Myers, Florida 3 miles
Pine Ridge Ocala, Florida 27 miles
Pine Ridge Naples, Florida 5 miles
Pinewood Miami, Florida 2 miles
Pioneer Belle Glade, Florida 34 miles
Pittman Leesburg, Florida 19 miles
Plantation Island Naples, Florida 38 miles
Plantation Mobile Home Park West Palm Beach, Florida 5 miles
Plant City Lakeland, Florida 10 miles
Poinciana Kissimmee, Florida 14 miles
Point Baker Pensacola, Florida 22 miles
Polk City Winter Haven, Florida 11 miles
Pomona Park St Augustine, Florida 29 miles
Pompano Beach Margate, Florida 4 miles
Ponce de Leon Panama City, Florida 39 miles
Ponce Inlet Port Orange, Florida 5 miles
Port LaBelle Fort Myers, Florida 30 miles
Port Richey New Port Richey, Florida 3 miles
Port Salerno Port St Lucie, Florida 16 miles
Port St. Joe Panama City, Florida 32 miles
Port St. John Cocoa, Florida 3 miles
Pretty Bayou Panama City, Florida 3 miles
Princeton Miami, Florida 3 miles
Progress Village Valrico, Florida 7 miles
Punta Gorda Port Charlotte, Florida 8 miles
Punta Rassa Fort Myers, Florida 13 miles
Quail Ridge New Port Richey, Florida 9 miles
Quincy Tallahassee, Florida 23 miles
Raiford Gainesville, Florida 26 miles
Rainbow Lakes Estates Ocala, Florida 23 miles
Rainbow Park Ocala, Florida 15 miles
Rainbow Springs Ocala, Florida 20 miles
Raleigh Gainesville, Florida 19 miles
Reddick Ocala, Florida 13 miles
Redington Beach St Petersburg, Florida 10 miles
Redington Shores Clearwater, Florida 11 miles
Richmond Heights Miami, Florida 4 miles
Richmond West Miami, Florida 5 miles
Ridgecrest Clearwater, Florida 6 miles
Ridge Manor Dade City, Florida 11 miles
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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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