List of Social Security Offices in Louisiana

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

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Louisiana, 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 Louisiana 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
Abbeville Lafayette, Louisiana 16 miles
Abita Springs Lacombe, Louisiana 11 miles
Addis Baton Rouge, Louisiana 9 miles
Albany Hammond, Louisiana 6 miles
Ama Kenner, Louisiana 7 miles
Amelia Morgan City, Louisiana 6 miles
Amite City Hammond, Louisiana 17 miles
Anacoco Leesville, Louisiana 10 miles
Angie Bogalusa, Louisiana 13 miles
Arabi Terrytown, Louisiana 3 miles
Arcadia Ruston, Louisiana 18 miles
Arnaudville Opelousas, Louisiana 11 miles
Ashland Natchitoches, Louisiana 27 miles
Athens Minden, Louisiana 14 miles
Atlanta Natchitoches, Louisiana 19 miles
Avondale New Orleans, Louisiana 9 miles
Baker Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5 miles
Baldwin New Iberia, Louisiana 21 miles
Ball Alexandria, Louisiana 10 miles
Banks Springs Monroe, Louisiana 31 miles
Barataria Terrytown, Louisiana 15 miles
Basile Opelousas, Louisiana 31 miles
Baskin Monroe, Louisiana 27 miles
Bastrop Monroe, Louisiana 20 miles
Bawcomville Monroe, Louisiana 6 miles
Bayou Blue Houma, Louisiana 5 miles
Bayou Cane Houma, Louisiana 3 miles
Bayou Corne Morgan City, Louisiana 21 miles
Bayou Country Club Houma, Louisiana 14 miles
Bayou Gauche Kenner, Louisiana 20 miles
Bayou Goula Baton Rouge, Louisiana 15 miles
Bayou L'Ourse Morgan City, Louisiana 8 miles
Bayou Vista Morgan City, Louisiana 5 miles
Belcher Shreveport, Louisiana 20 miles
Belle Chasse Terrytown, Louisiana 5 miles
Belle Rose Morgan City, Louisiana 26 miles
Belmont Natchitoches, Louisiana 26 miles
Benton Shreveport, Louisiana 15 miles
Bernice Ruston, Louisiana 19 miles
Berwick Morgan City, Louisiana 2 miles
Bienville Minden, Louisiana 25 miles
Blanchard Shreveport, Louisiana 13 miles
Bonita Monroe, Louisiana 36 miles
Boothville Terrytown, Louisiana 54 miles
Bordelonville Alexandria, Louisiana 35 miles
Bossier City Shreveport, Louisiana 3 miles
Bourg Houma, Louisiana 8 miles
Boutte Kenner, Louisiana 13 miles
Boyce Alexandria, Louisiana 15 miles
Branch Opelousas, Louisiana 16 miles
Breaux Bridge Lafayette, Louisiana 9 miles
Bridge City New Orleans, Louisiana 6 miles
Broussard Lafayette, Louisiana 4 miles
Brownfields Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2 miles
Brownsville Monroe, Louisiana 5 miles
Brusly Baton Rouge, Louisiana 7 miles
Bryceland Minden, Louisiana 21 miles
Bunkie Alexandria, Louisiana 28 miles
Buras Terrytown, Louisiana 50 miles
Cade New Iberia, Louisiana 8 miles
Calhoun Ruston, Louisiana 15 miles
Calvin Natchitoches, Louisiana 22 miles
Cameron Lake Charles, Louisiana 29 miles
Campti Natchitoches, Louisiana 10 miles
Cankton Opelousas, Louisiana 11 miles
Carencro Lafayette, Louisiana 9 miles
Carlyss Lake Charles, Louisiana 10 miles
Castor Minden, Louisiana 26 miles
Catahoula New Iberia, Louisiana 18 miles
Cecilia Lafayette, Louisiana 14 miles
Center Point Alexandria, Louisiana 15 miles
Centerville Morgan City, Louisiana 14 miles
Central Baton Rouge, Louisiana 7 miles
Chackbay Houma, Louisiana 21 miles
Chalmette Terrytown, Louisiana 5 miles
Charenton New Iberia, Louisiana 21 miles
Chataignier Opelousas, Louisiana 16 miles
Chatham Ruston, Louisiana 19 miles
Chauvin Houma, Louisiana 13 miles
Cheneyville Alexandria, Louisiana 21 miles
Choctaw Houma, Louisiana 18 miles
Choudrant Ruston, Louisiana 6 miles
Church Point Opelousas, Louisiana 11 miles
Claiborne Monroe, Louisiana 6 miles
Clarence Natchitoches, Louisiana 5 miles
Clarks Monroe, Louisiana 34 miles
Clayton Natchez, Mississippi 15 miles
Clinton Baton Rouge, Louisiana 25 miles
Colfax Alexandria, Louisiana 22 miles
Collinston Monroe, Louisiana 17 miles
Columbia Monroe, Louisiana 29 miles
Convent Houma, Louisiana 31 miles
Converse Natchitoches, Louisiana 37 miles
Cottonport Alexandria, Louisiana 31 miles
Cotton Valley Minden, Louisiana 16 miles
Coushatta Natchitoches, Louisiana 24 miles
Covington Lacombe, Louisiana 14 miles
Creola Alexandria, Louisiana 14 miles
Crescent Baton Rouge, Louisiana 15 miles
Crowley Lafayette, Louisiana 22 miles
Cullen Minden, Louisiana 26 miles
Cut Off Houma, Louisiana 24 miles
Darrow Baton Rouge, Louisiana 23 miles
Delacroix Terrytown, Louisiana 18 miles
Delcambre New Iberia, Louisiana 9 miles
Delhi Monroe, Louisiana 35 miles
Delta Vicksburg, Mississippi 6 miles
Denham Springs Baton Rouge, Louisiana 11 miles
DeQuincy Lake Charles, Louisiana 21 miles
DeRidder De Ridder, Louisiana 1 miles
Des Allemands Kenner, Louisiana 20 miles
Destrehan Kenner, Louisiana 9 miles
Deville Alexandria, Louisiana 18 miles
Dixie Inn Minden, Louisiana 4 miles
Dodson Ruston, Louisiana 33 miles
Donaldsonville Baton Rouge, Louisiana 24 miles
Dorseyville Baton Rouge, Louisiana 17 miles
Downsville Ruston, Louisiana 13 miles
Doyline Minden, Louisiana 10 miles
Dry Prong Alexandria, Louisiana 21 miles
Dubach Ruston, Louisiana 11 miles
Dubberly Minden, Louisiana 6 miles
Dulac Houma, Louisiana 13 miles
Duson Lafayette, Louisiana 11 miles
East Hodge Ruston, Louisiana 20 miles
Eastwood Shreveport, Louisiana 9 miles
Echo Alexandria, Louisiana 17 miles
Eden Isle Lacombe, Louisiana 12 miles
Edgard Kenner, Louisiana 19 miles
Edgefield Natchitoches, Louisiana 26 miles
Egan Lafayette, Louisiana 30 miles
Elizabeth De Ridder, Louisiana 30 miles
Elmwood Kenner, Louisiana 6 miles
Elton Lake Charles, Louisiana 37 miles
Empire Terrytown, Louisiana 45 miles
Epps Monroe, Louisiana 36 miles
Erath New Iberia, Louisiana 11 miles
Eros Ruston, Louisiana 16 miles
Erwinville Baton Rouge, Louisiana 16 miles
Estelle Terrytown, Louisiana 7 miles
Estherwood Lafayette, Louisiana 27 miles
Eunice Opelousas, Louisiana 21 miles
Evergreen Alexandria, Louisiana 31 miles
Farmerville Ruston, Louisiana 20 miles
Fenton Lake Charles, Louisiana 21 miles
Ferriday Natchez, Mississippi 11 miles
Fifth Ward Alexandria, Louisiana 20 miles
Fisher Leesville, Louisiana 28 miles
Florien Leesville, Louisiana 24 miles
Folsom Hammond, Louisiana 20 miles
Fordoche Opelousas, Louisiana 28 miles
Forest Monroe, Louisiana 44 miles
Forest Hill Alexandria, Louisiana 17 miles
Fort Jesup Natchitoches, Louisiana 22 miles
Fort Polk North Leesville, Louisiana 6 miles
Fort Polk South Leesville, Louisiana 6 miles
Franklin Morgan City, Louisiana 19 miles
Franklinton Bogalusa, Louisiana 18 miles
French Settlement Baton Rouge, Louisiana 22 miles
Frierson Shreveport, Louisiana 16 miles
Galliano Houma, Louisiana 28 miles
Gardere Baton Rouge, Louisiana 6 miles
Garyville Kenner, Louisiana 23 miles
Georgetown Alexandria, Louisiana 33 miles
Gibsland Minden, Louisiana 14 miles
Gilbert Natchez, Mississippi 38 miles
Gilliam Shreveport, Louisiana 25 miles
Gillis Lake Charles, Louisiana 12 miles
Glencoe New Iberia, Louisiana 17 miles
Glenmora Alexandria, Louisiana 22 miles
Gloster Shreveport, Louisiana 21 miles
Golden Meadow Houma, Louisiana 32 miles
Goldonna Natchitoches, Louisiana 20 miles
Gonzales Baton Rouge, Louisiana 18 miles
Good Pine Alexandria, Louisiana 33 miles
Grambling Ruston, Louisiana 6 miles
Gramercy Kenner, Louisiana 27 miles
Grand Cane Shreveport, Louisiana 28 miles
Grand Coteau Opelousas, Louisiana 6 miles
Grand Isle Terrytown, Louisiana 47 miles
Grand Point Kenner, Louisiana 31 miles
Gray Houma, Louisiana 9 miles
Grayson Monroe, Louisiana 33 miles
Greensburg Hammond, Louisiana 26 miles
Greenwood Shreveport, Louisiana 16 miles
Gretna Terrytown, Louisiana 1 miles
Grosse Tete Baton Rouge, Louisiana 18 miles
Gueydan Lafayette, Louisiana 32 miles
Hackberry Lake Charles, Louisiana 16 miles
Hahnville Kenner, Louisiana 11 miles
Hall Summit Minden, Louisiana 31 miles
Harahan Kenner, Louisiana 7 miles
Harrisonburg Natchez, Mississippi 30 miles
Harvey Terrytown, Louisiana 3 miles
Haughton Shreveport, Louisiana 12 miles
Hayes Lake Charles, Louisiana 19 miles
Haynesville Minden, Louisiana 25 miles
Heflin Minden, Louisiana 11 miles
Henderson Lafayette, Louisiana 16 miles
Hessmer Alexandria, Louisiana 25 miles
Hester Houma, Louisiana 31 miles
Hodge Ruston, Louisiana 20 miles
Homer Minden, Louisiana 17 miles
Hornbeck Leesville, Louisiana 16 miles
Hosston Shreveport, Louisiana 30 miles
Ida Texarkana, Texas 34 miles
Independence Hammond, Louisiana 10 miles
Inniswold Baton Rouge, Louisiana 3 miles
Iota Opelousas, Louisiana 28 miles
Iowa Lake Charles, Louisiana 13 miles
Jackson Baton Rouge, Louisiana 22 miles
Jamestown Minden, Louisiana 19 miles
Jeanerette New Iberia, Louisiana 12 miles
Jean Lafitte Terrytown, Louisiana 14 miles
Jefferson New Orleans, Louisiana 5 miles
Jena Alexandria, Louisiana 34 miles
Jennings Lake Charles, Louisiana 34 miles
Jonesboro Ruston, Louisiana 22 miles
Jonesville Natchez, Mississippi 26 miles
Jordan Hill Natchitoches, Louisiana 33 miles
Joyce Natchitoches, Louisiana 30 miles
Junction City El Dorado, Arkansas 14 miles
Kaplan Lafayette, Louisiana 21 miles
Keachi Shreveport, Louisiana 25 miles
Kentwood Mccomb, Mississippi 20 miles
Kilbourne Greenville, Mississippi 32 miles
Killian Hammond, Louisiana 11 miles
Killona Kenner, Louisiana 14 miles
Kinder Lake Charles, Louisiana 29 miles
Kraemer Houma, Louisiana 20 miles
Krotz Springs Opelousas, Louisiana 19 miles
Labadieville Morgan City, Louisiana 17 miles
Lacassine Lake Charles, Louisiana 18 miles
Lafitte Terrytown, Louisiana 18 miles
Lafourche Crossing Houma, Louisiana 13 miles
Lake Arthur Lake Charles, Louisiana 34 miles
Lake Providence Vicksburg, Mississippi 37 miles
Lakeshore Monroe, Louisiana 4 miles
Lakeview Shreveport, Louisiana 8 miles
Laplace Kenner, Louisiana 14 miles
Larose Houma, Louisiana 21 miles
Lawtell Opelousas, Louisiana 7 miles
Lecompte Alexandria, Louisiana 13 miles
Lemannville Baton Rouge, Louisiana 26 miles
Leonville Opelousas, Louisiana 6 miles
Lewisburg Lacombe, Louisiana 11 miles
Lillie El Dorado, Arkansas 19 miles
Lisbon Ruston, Louisiana 22 miles
Livingston Hammond, Louisiana 16 miles
Livonia Baton Rouge, Louisiana 24 miles
Lockport Houma, Louisiana 12 miles
Lockport Heights Houma, Louisiana 12 miles
Logansport Shreveport, Louisiana 39 miles
Longstreet Shreveport, Louisiana 30 miles
Longville De Ridder, Louisiana 16 miles
Loreauville New Iberia, Louisiana 9 miles
Lucky Minden, Louisiana 30 miles
Luling Kenner, Louisiana 10 miles
Lutcher Kenner, Louisiana 27 miles
Lydia New Iberia, Louisiana 6 miles
Madisonville Lacombe, Louisiana 15 miles
Mamou Opelousas, Louisiana 23 miles
Mandeville Lacombe, Louisiana 9 miles
Mangham Monroe, Louisiana 24 miles
Mansfield Shreveport, Louisiana 31 miles
Mansura Alexandria, Louisiana 29 miles
Many Natchitoches, Louisiana 28 miles
Maringouin Baton Rouge, Louisiana 22 miles
Marion Monroe, Louisiana 27 miles
Marksville Alexandria, Louisiana 25 miles
Marrero New Orleans, Louisiana 4 miles
Marthaville Natchitoches, Louisiana 20 miles
Martin Natchitoches, Louisiana 25 miles
Mathews Houma, Louisiana 13 miles
Maurice Lafayette, Louisiana 9 miles
McNary Alexandria, Louisiana 21 miles
Melville Opelousas, Louisiana 24 miles
Meraux Terrytown, Louisiana 5 miles
Mermentau Lafayette, Louisiana 34 miles
Mer Rouge Monroe, Louisiana 24 miles
Merrydale Baton Rouge, Louisiana 3 miles
Merryville De Ridder, Louisiana 16 miles
Metairie New Orleans, Louisiana 6 miles
Midland Lafayette, Louisiana 29 miles
Midway Alexandria, Louisiana 34 miles
Milton Lafayette, Louisiana 7 miles
Minorca Natchez, Mississippi 6 miles
Montegut Houma, Louisiana 13 miles
Monterey Natchez, Mississippi 20 miles
Montgomery Natchitoches, Louisiana 12 miles
Monticello Baton Rouge, Louisiana 6 miles
Montpelier Hammond, Louisiana 17 miles
Montz Kenner, Louisiana 14 miles
Moonshine Houma, Louisiana 27 miles
Mooringsport Shreveport, Louisiana 21 miles
Moreauville Alexandria, Louisiana 33 miles
Morganza Baton Rouge, Louisiana 31 miles
Morrow Opelousas, Louisiana 23 miles
Morse Lafayette, Louisiana 29 miles
Moss Bluff Lake Charles, Louisiana 7 miles
Mound Vicksburg, Mississippi 11 miles
Mount Lebanon Minden, Louisiana 15 miles
Napoleonville Morgan City, Louisiana 19 miles
Natalbany Hammond, Louisiana 4 miles
Natchez Natchitoches, Louisiana 5 miles
Newellton Vicksburg, Mississippi 30 miles
New Llano Leesville, Louisiana 1 miles
New Orleans Station Terrytown, Louisiana 7 miles
New Roads Baton Rouge, Louisiana 21 miles
New Sarpy Kenner, Louisiana 10 miles
Noble Natchitoches, Louisiana 37 miles
Norco Kenner, Louisiana 10 miles
North Hodge Ruston, Louisiana 19 miles
North Vacherie Kenner, Louisiana 28 miles
Norwood Baton Rouge, Louisiana 31 miles
Oakdale Alexandria, Louisiana 34 miles
Oak Grove Greenville, Mississippi 42 miles
Oak Hills Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5 miles
Oak Ridge Monroe, Louisiana 20 miles
Oberlin De Ridder, Louisiana 35 miles
Oil City Shreveport, Louisiana 24 miles
Old Jefferson Baton Rouge, Louisiana 8 miles
Olla Monroe, Louisiana 44 miles
Oretta De Ridder, Louisiana 23 miles
Ossun Lafayette, Louisiana 9 miles
Paincourtville Morgan City, Louisiana 21 miles
Palmetto Opelousas, Louisiana 18 miles
Paradis Kenner, Louisiana 16 miles
Parks Lafayette, Louisiana 11 miles
Patterson Morgan City, Louisiana 6 miles
Paulina Kenner, Louisiana 28 miles
Pearl River Lacombe, Louisiana 10 miles
Perry New Iberia, Louisiana 18 miles
Pierre Part Morgan City, Louisiana 18 miles
Pine Prairie Opelousas, Louisiana 29 miles
Pineville Alexandria, Louisiana 3 miles
Pioneer Monroe, Louisiana 41 miles
Pitkin De Ridder, Louisiana 22 miles
Plain Dealing Shreveport, Louisiana 29 miles
Plaquemine Baton Rouge, Louisiana 11 miles
Plaucheville Opelousas, Louisiana 33 miles
Pleasant Hill Natchitoches, Louisiana 27 miles
Pleasure Bend Houma, Louisiana 24 miles
Pointe a la Hache Terrytown, Louisiana 28 miles
Point Place Natchitoches, Louisiana 5 miles
Pollock Alexandria, Louisiana 17 miles
Ponchatoula Hammond, Louisiana 4 miles
Port Allen Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5 miles
Port Barre Opelousas, Louisiana 8 miles
Port Sulphur Terrytown, Louisiana 37 miles
Port Vincent Baton Rouge, Louisiana 18 miles
Powhatan Natchitoches, Louisiana 12 miles
Poydras Terrytown, Louisiana 9 miles
Prairieville Baton Rouge, Louisiana 13 miles
Presquille Houma, Louisiana 5 miles
Prien Lake Charles, Louisiana 4 miles
Prospect Alexandria, Louisiana 12 miles
Provencal Natchitoches, Louisiana 11 miles
Quitman Ruston, Louisiana 15 miles
Raceland Houma, Louisiana 13 miles
Rayne Lafayette, Louisiana 16 miles
Rayville Monroe, Louisiana 20 miles
Red Chute Shreveport, Louisiana 7 miles
Reddell Opelousas, Louisiana 24 miles
Reeves Lake Charles, Louisiana 24 miles
Reserve Kenner, Louisiana 18 miles
Richmond Vicksburg, Mississippi 21 miles
Richwood Monroe, Louisiana 5 miles
Ridgecrest Natchez, Mississippi 9 miles
Ringgold Minden, Louisiana 20 miles
Rio Bogalusa, Louisiana 6 miles
River Ridge Kenner, Louisiana 6 miles
Roanoke Lake Charles, Louisiana 28 miles
Robeline Natchitoches, Louisiana 15 miles
Rock Hill Alexandria, Louisiana 13 miles
Rodessa Texarkana, Texas 35 miles
Romeville Baton Rouge, Louisiana 30 miles
Rosedale Baton Rouge, Louisiana 19 miles
Roseland Hammond, Louisiana 19 miles
Rosepine De Ridder, Louisiana 6 miles
Saline Natchitoches, Louisiana 29 miles
Sarepta Minden, Louisiana 21 miles
Schriever Houma, Louisiana 12 miles
Scott Lafayette, Louisiana 6 miles
Shenandoah Baton Rouge, Louisiana 8 miles
Shongaloo Minden, Louisiana 22 miles
Sibley Minden, Louisiana 6 miles
Sicily Island Natchez, Mississippi 26 miles
Sikes Ruston, Louisiana 33 miles
Simmesport Opelousas, Louisiana 37 miles
Simpson Leesville, Louisiana 18 miles
Simsboro Ruston, Louisiana 10 miles
Singer De Ridder, Louisiana 15 miles
Siracusaville Morgan City, Louisiana 3 miles
Slaughter Baton Rouge, Louisiana 14 miles
Slidell Lacombe, Louisiana 10 miles
Sorrel New Iberia, Louisiana 16 miles
Sorrento Baton Rouge, Louisiana 23 miles
South Mansfield Shreveport, Louisiana 32 miles
South Vacherie Houma, Louisiana 24 miles
Spearsville El Dorado, Arkansas 19 miles
Spokane Natchez, Mississippi 12 miles
Springfield Hammond, Louisiana 5 miles
Springhill Minden, Louisiana 29 miles
Stanley Shreveport, Louisiana 38 miles
Starks Lake Charles, Louisiana 27 miles
Start Monroe, Louisiana 14 miles
Sterlington Monroe, Louisiana 12 miles
St. Francisville Baton Rouge, Louisiana 22 miles
St. Gabriel Baton Rouge, Louisiana 12 miles
St. James Houma, Louisiana 28 miles
St. Joseph Natchez, Mississippi 28 miles
St. Martinville New Iberia, Louisiana 10 miles
St. Maurice Natchitoches, Louisiana 6 miles
Stonewall Shreveport, Louisiana 16 miles
St. Rose Kenner, Louisiana 8 miles
Sugartown De Ridder, Louisiana 16 miles
Sulphur Lake Charles, Louisiana 10 miles
Sun Bogalusa, Louisiana 9 miles
Sunset Opelousas, Louisiana 6 miles
Supreme Morgan City, Louisiana 17 miles
Swartz Monroe, Louisiana 7 miles
Taft Kenner, Louisiana 13 miles
Tallulah Vicksburg, Mississippi 21 miles
Tangipahoa Mccomb, Mississippi 24 miles
Thibodaux Houma, Louisiana 16 miles
Tickfaw Hammond, Louisiana 6 miles
Timberlane Terrytown, Louisiana 3 miles
Triumph Terrytown, Louisiana 52 miles
Trout Alexandria, Louisiana 33 miles
Tullos Alexandria, Louisiana 38 miles
Turkey Creek Alexandria, Louisiana 28 miles
Union Baton Rouge, Louisiana 27 miles
Urania Alexandria, Louisiana 41 miles
Varnado Bogalusa, Louisiana 8 miles
Venice Terrytown, Louisiana 60 miles
Ventress Baton Rouge, Louisiana 19 miles
Vidalia Natchez, Mississippi 3 miles
Vienna Ruston, Louisiana 3 miles
Vienna Bend Natchitoches, Louisiana 2 miles
Village St. George Baton Rouge, Louisiana 6 miles
Ville Platte Opelousas, Louisiana 18 miles
Vinton Lake Charles, Louisiana 22 miles
Violet Terrytown, Louisiana 8 miles
Vivian Marshall, Texas 30 miles
Waggaman Kenner, Louisiana 8 miles
Walker Baton Rouge, Louisiana 17 miles
Wallace Kenner, Louisiana 25 miles
Wallace Ridge Natchez, Mississippi 28 miles
Washington Opelousas, Louisiana 8 miles
Waterproof Natchez, Mississippi 18 miles
Watson Baton Rouge, Louisiana 12 miles
Welcome Baton Rouge, Louisiana 30 miles
Welsh Lake Charles, Louisiana 24 miles
Westlake Lake Charles, Louisiana 3 miles
Westminster Baton Rouge, Louisiana 3 miles
West Monroe Monroe, Louisiana 3 miles
Westwego New Orleans, Louisiana 5 miles
White Castle Baton Rouge, Louisiana 18 miles
Wilson Baton Rouge, Louisiana 28 miles
Winnfield Natchitoches, Louisiana 28 miles
Winnsboro Monroe, Louisiana 33 miles
Wisner Natchez, Mississippi 34 miles
Woodmere Terrytown, Louisiana 5 miles
Woodworth Alexandria, Louisiana 9 miles
Youngsville Lafayette, Louisiana 6 miles
Zachary Baton Rouge, Louisiana 9 miles
Zwolle Natchitoches, Louisiana 35 miles

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

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

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

What Is the Social Security Administration?

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

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

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

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

History of the Social Security Agency

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

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

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

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

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

Field Office Services

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

New or Replacement Social Security Cards

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

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

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

A new number may be issued if:

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

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

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

Request Changes to Your Social Security Card

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

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

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

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

Review Your Social Security Statement

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

Get an Estimate of Your Retirement Benefits

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

Get a Copy of Your Proof of Benefits

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

Applying for Retirement Benefits

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

Applying for SSI or SSDI Benefits

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

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

Applying for Social Security Spousal or Survivor Benefits

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

Applying for Medicare

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

Set up Direct Deposits for Social Security Benefits

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

What Can You Do Online?

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

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

Online you can:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Should I Make an Appointment?

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

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

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