List of Social Security Offices in Maine

On this page, you will find a list of the 8 Social Security office locations in Maine.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Maine, 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 Maine 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
Abbot Bangor, Maine 44 miles
Acton Saco, Maine 25 miles
Addison Bangor, Maine 56 miles
Albion Waterville, Maine 10 miles
Alexander Bangor, Maine 67 miles
Alfred Saco, Maine 14 miles
Alfred (CDP) Saco, Maine 14 miles
Allagash Presque Isle, Maine 59 miles
Alna Augusta, Maine 19 miles
Alton Bangor, Maine 16 miles
Amherst Bangor, Maine 19 miles
Amity Presque Isle, Maine 54 miles
Andover Auburn, Maine 42 miles
Anson Waterville, Maine 25 miles
Anson (CDP) Waterville, Maine 21 miles
Appleton Rockland, Maine 15 miles
Arrowsic Portland, Maine 28 miles
Arundel Saco, Maine 5 miles
Ashland Presque Isle, Maine 18 miles
Ashland (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 19 miles
Athens Waterville, Maine 28 miles
Aurora Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Avon Waterville, Maine 37 miles
Baileyville Bangor, Maine 70 miles
Baldwin Portland, Maine 26 miles
Bar Harbor Bangor, Maine 38 miles
Bar Harbor (CDP) Bangor, Maine 40 miles
Bath Auburn, Maine 25 miles
Beals Bangor, Maine 63 miles
Beaver Cove Bangor, Maine 61 miles
Beddington Bangor, Maine 37 miles
Belfast Rockland, Maine 23 miles
Belgrade Waterville, Maine 11 miles
Belmont Rockland, Maine 20 miles
Benton Waterville, Maine 6 miles
Berwick Portsmouth, New Hampshire 16 miles
Berwick (CDP) Portsmouth, New Hampshire 14 miles
Bethel Auburn, Maine 34 miles
Bethel (CDP) Auburn, Maine 34 miles
Biddeford Saco, Maine 0 miles
Bingham Waterville, Maine 33 miles
Bingham (CDP) Waterville, Maine 37 miles
Blaine Presque Isle, Maine 15 miles
Blaine (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 14 miles
Blue Hill Bangor, Maine 30 miles
Blue Hill (CDP) Bangor, Maine 29 miles
Boothbay Rockland, Maine 32 miles
Boothbay Harbor Rockland, Maine 31 miles
Boothbay Harbor (CDP) Rockland, Maine 30 miles
Bowdoin Auburn, Maine 13 miles
Bowdoinham Auburn, Maine 19 miles
Bowdoinham (CDP) Auburn, Maine 18 miles
Bowerbank Bangor, Maine 42 miles
Bradford Bangor, Maine 21 miles
Bradley Bangor, Maine 13 miles
Bradley (CDP) Bangor, Maine 11 miles
Bremen Rockland, Maine 17 miles
Brewer Bangor, Maine 1 miles
Bridgewater Presque Isle, Maine 20 miles
Bridgton Auburn, Maine 26 miles
Bridgton (CDP) Auburn, Maine 24 miles
Bristol Rockland, Maine 23 miles
Brooklin Rockland, Maine 31 miles
Brooks Waterville, Maine 25 miles
Brooksville Rockland, Maine 25 miles
Brownfield Auburn, Maine 37 miles
Brownville Bangor, Maine 40 miles
Brownville Junction Bangor, Maine 40 miles
Brunswick Auburn, Maine 20 miles
Brunswick (CDP) Auburn, Maine 19 miles
Buckfield Auburn, Maine 12 miles
Bucksport Bangor, Maine 11 miles
Bucksport (CDP) Bangor, Maine 16 miles
Burlington Bangor, Maine 37 miles
Burnham Waterville, Maine 14 miles
Buxton Saco, Maine 11 miles
Byron Auburn, Maine 45 miles
Calais Bangor, Maine 78 miles
Cambridge Waterville, Maine 35 miles
Camden Rockland, Maine 9 miles
Camden (CDP) Rockland, Maine 8 miles
Canaan Waterville, Maine 16 miles
Canton Auburn, Maine 26 miles
Cape Elizabeth Portland, Maine 8 miles
Cape Neddick Portsmouth, New Hampshire 11 miles
Caratunk Waterville, Maine 47 miles
Caribou Presque Isle, Maine 13 miles
Carmel Bangor, Maine 11 miles
Carrabassett Valley Waterville, Maine 47 miles
Carthage Auburn, Maine 34 miles
Casco Auburn, Maine 18 miles
Casco (CDP) Auburn, Maine 16 miles
Castine Rockland, Maine 26 miles
Castine (CDP) Rockland, Maine 26 miles
Castle Hill Presque Isle, Maine 10 miles
Caswell Presque Isle, Maine 24 miles
Chapman Presque Isle, Maine 7 miles
Charleston Bangor, Maine 23 miles
Charlotte Bangor, Maine 75 miles
Chebeague Island Portland, Maine 11 miles
Chelsea Augusta, Maine 7 miles
Cherryfield Bangor, Maine 43 miles
Chester Bangor, Maine 45 miles
Chesterville Augusta, Maine 20 miles
China Waterville, Maine 11 miles
Chisholm Augusta, Maine 22 miles
Clifton Bangor, Maine 15 miles
Clinton Waterville, Maine 9 miles
Clinton (CDP) Waterville, Maine 8 miles
Columbia Bangor, Maine 48 miles
Columbia Falls Bangor, Maine 53 miles
Cooper Bangor, Maine 68 miles
Corinna Bangor, Maine 26 miles
Corinna (CDP) Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Corinth Bangor, Maine 17 miles
Cornish Saco, Maine 26 miles
Cornish (CDP) Portland, Maine 28 miles
Cornville Waterville, Maine 21 miles
Cousins Island Portland, Maine 9 miles
Cranberry Isles Rockland, Maine 46 miles
Crawford Bangor, Maine 61 miles
Crystal Presque Isle, Maine 51 miles
Cumberland Portland, Maine 8 miles
Cumberland Center Portland, Maine 9 miles
Cushing Rockland, Maine 9 miles
Cutler Bangor, Maine 77 miles
Damariscotta Rockland, Maine 19 miles
Damariscotta (CDP) Rockland, Maine 20 miles
Danforth Presque Isle, Maine 73 miles
Danforth (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 71 miles
Dayton Saco, Maine 7 miles
Deblois Bangor, Maine 39 miles
Dedham Bangor, Maine 13 miles
Deer Isle Rockland, Maine 19 miles
Denmark Auburn, Maine 30 miles
Dennysville Bangor, Maine 75 miles
Detroit Waterville, Maine 22 miles
Dexter Bangor, Maine 30 miles
Dexter (CDP) Bangor, Maine 30 miles
Dixfield Auburn, Maine 30 miles
Dixfield (CDP) Auburn, Maine 31 miles
Dixmont Bangor, Maine 20 miles
Dover-Foxcroft Bangor, Maine 33 miles
Dover-Foxcroft (CDP) Bangor, Maine 34 miles
Dresden Augusta, Maine 19 miles
Dunstan Saco, Maine 6 miles
Durham Auburn, Maine 12 miles
Dyer Brook Presque Isle, Maine 42 miles
Eagle Lake Presque Isle, Maine 40 miles
Eagle Lake (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 37 miles
Eastbrook Bangor, Maine 29 miles
East Machias Bangor, Maine 67 miles
East Millinocket Bangor, Maine 59 miles
East Millinocket (CDP) Bangor, Maine 58 miles
Easton Presque Isle, Maine 9 miles
Eastport Bangor, Maine 88 miles
Eddington Bangor, Maine 8 miles
Edgecomb Rockland, Maine 26 miles
Edinburg Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Eliot Portsmouth, New Hampshire 5 miles
Ellsworth Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Embden Waterville, Maine 30 miles
Enfield Bangor, Maine 34 miles
Etna Bangor, Maine 18 miles
Eustis Waterville, Maine 61 miles
Exeter Bangor, Maine 20 miles
Fairfield Waterville, Maine 7 miles
Fairfield (CDP) Waterville, Maine 3 miles
Falmouth Portland, Maine 5 miles
Falmouth (CDP) Portland, Maine 5 miles
Falmouth Foreside Portland, Maine 6 miles
Farmingdale Augusta, Maine 6 miles
Farmingdale (CDP) Augusta, Maine 8 miles
Farmington Waterville, Maine 27 miles
Farmington (CDP) Waterville, Maine 27 miles
Fayette Augusta, Maine 15 miles
Fort Fairfield Presque Isle, Maine 10 miles
Fort Fairfield (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 11 miles
Fort Kent Presque Isle, Maine 46 miles
Fort Kent (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 48 miles
Frankfort Bangor, Maine 16 miles
Franklin Bangor, Maine 30 miles
Freedom Waterville, Maine 14 miles
Freeport Portland, Maine 15 miles
Freeport (CDP) Portland, Maine 16 miles
Frenchboro Rockland, Maine 44 miles
Frenchville Presque Isle, Maine 45 miles
Friendship Rockland, Maine 15 miles
Fryeburg Auburn, Maine 35 miles
Fryeburg (CDP) Auburn, Maine 38 miles
Frye Island Portland, Maine 17 miles
Gardiner Augusta, Maine 8 miles
Garland Bangor, Maine 27 miles
Georgetown Portland, Maine 26 miles
Gilead Auburn, Maine 40 miles
Glenburn Bangor, Maine 7 miles
Gorham Portland, Maine 9 miles
Gorham (CDP) Portland, Maine 8 miles
Gouldsboro Bangor, Maine 43 miles
Grand Isle Presque Isle, Maine 40 miles
Grand Isle (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 44 miles
Gray Auburn, Maine 16 miles
Gray (CDP) Portland, Maine 15 miles
Great Pond Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Greenbush Bangor, Maine 21 miles
Greene Auburn, Maine 7 miles
Greene (CDP) Auburn, Maine 7 miles
Greenville Bangor, Maine 59 miles
Greenville (CDP) Bangor, Maine 60 miles
Greenwood Auburn, Maine 26 miles
Guilford Bangor, Maine 39 miles
Guilford (CDP) Bangor, Maine 39 miles
Hallowell Augusta, Maine 5 miles
Hamlin Presque Isle, Maine 28 miles
Hammond Presque Isle, Maine 31 miles
Hampden Bangor, Maine 7 miles
Hampden (CDP) Bangor, Maine 5 miles
Hancock Bangor, Maine 31 miles
Hanover Auburn, Maine 36 miles
Harmony Waterville, Maine 29 miles
Harpswell Portland, Maine 16 miles
Harrington Bangor, Maine 52 miles
Harrison Auburn, Maine 21 miles
Hartford Auburn, Maine 20 miles
Hartland Waterville, Maine 23 miles
Hartland (CDP) Waterville, Maine 24 miles
Haynesville Presque Isle, Maine 62 miles
Hebron Auburn, Maine 10 miles
Hermon Bangor, Maine 7 miles
Hersey Presque Isle, Maine 45 miles
Hiram Portland, Maine 30 miles
Hodgdon Presque Isle, Maine 44 miles
Holden Bangor, Maine 6 miles
Hollis Saco, Maine 13 miles
Hope Rockland, Maine 10 miles
Houlton Presque Isle, Maine 38 miles
Houlton (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 39 miles
Howland Bangor, Maine 32 miles
Howland (CDP) Bangor, Maine 30 miles
Hudson Bangor, Maine 14 miles
Industry Waterville, Maine 25 miles
Island Falls Presque Isle, Maine 49 miles
Island Falls (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 48 miles
Isle au Haut Rockland, Maine 25 miles
Islesboro Rockland, Maine 17 miles
Jackman Waterville, Maine 78 miles
Jackson Bangor, Maine 22 miles
Jay Augusta, Maine 23 miles
Jefferson Augusta, Maine 19 miles
Jonesboro Bangor, Maine 59 miles
Jonesport Bangor, Maine 66 miles
Jonesport (CDP) Bangor, Maine 61 miles
Kenduskeag Bangor, Maine 11 miles
Kennebunk Saco, Maine 9 miles
Kennebunk (CDP) Saco, Maine 9 miles
Kennebunkport Saco, Maine 9 miles
Kennebunkport (CDP) Saco, Maine 9 miles
Kezar Falls Saco, Maine 30 miles
Kingfield Waterville, Maine 40 miles
Kingfield (CDP) Waterville, Maine 38 miles
Kittery Portsmouth, New Hampshire 9 miles
Kittery (CDP) Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1 miles
Kittery Point Portsmouth, New Hampshire 2 miles
Knox Waterville, Maine 20 miles
Lagrange Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Lake Arrowhead Saco, Maine 18 miles
Lakeville Bangor, Maine 48 miles
Lamoine Bangor, Maine 31 miles
Lebanon Portsmouth, New Hampshire 24 miles
Lee Bangor, Maine 46 miles
Leeds Auburn, Maine 13 miles
Levant Bangor, Maine 12 miles
Lewiston Auburn, Maine 1 miles
Liberty Waterville, Maine 19 miles
Limerick Saco, Maine 21 miles
Limestone Presque Isle, Maine 17 miles
Limestone (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 18 miles
Limington Saco, Maine 21 miles
Lincoln Bangor, Maine 41 miles
Lincoln (CDP) Bangor, Maine 41 miles
Lincolnville Rockland, Maine 14 miles
Linneus Presque Isle, Maine 43 miles
Lisbon Auburn, Maine 10 miles
Lisbon (CDP) Auburn, Maine 9 miles
Lisbon Falls Auburn, Maine 12 miles
Litchfield Augusta, Maine 14 miles
Little Falls Portland, Maine 9 miles
Littlejohn Island Portland, Maine 9 miles
Littleton Presque Isle, Maine 32 miles
Livermore Auburn, Maine 20 miles
Livermore Falls Augusta, Maine 18 miles
Livermore Falls (CDP) Augusta, Maine 21 miles
Long Island Portland, Maine 6 miles
Lovell Auburn, Maine 33 miles
Lowell Bangor, Maine 31 miles
Lubec Bangor, Maine 86 miles
Lubec (CDP) Bangor, Maine 88 miles
Ludlow Presque Isle, Maine 36 miles
Lyman Saco, Maine 10 miles
Machias Bangor, Maine 66 miles
Machias (CDP) Bangor, Maine 65 miles
Machiasport Bangor, Maine 70 miles
Madawaska Presque Isle, Maine 44 miles
Madawaska (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 48 miles
Madison Waterville, Maine 20 miles
Madison (CDP) Waterville, Maine 21 miles
Manchester Augusta, Maine 3 miles
Mapleton Presque Isle, Maine 5 miles
Mapleton (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 7 miles
Mariaville Bangor, Maine 19 miles
Marshfield Bangor, Maine 64 miles
Mars Hill Presque Isle, Maine 11 miles
Mars Hill (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 13 miles
Masardis Presque Isle, Maine 20 miles
Mattawamkeag Bangor, Maine 56 miles
Mattawamkeag (CDP) Bangor, Maine 53 miles
Maxfield Bangor, Maine 35 miles
Mechanic Falls Auburn, Maine 9 miles
Mechanic Falls (CDP) Auburn, Maine 8 miles
Meddybemps Bangor, Maine 72 miles
Medford Bangor, Maine 34 miles
Medway Bangor, Maine 60 miles
Mercer Waterville, Maine 15 miles
Merrill Presque Isle, Maine 37 miles
Mexico Auburn, Maine 33 miles
Mexico (CDP) Auburn, Maine 34 miles
Milbridge Bangor, Maine 51 miles
Milbridge (CDP) Bangor, Maine 48 miles
Milford Bangor, Maine 16 miles
Milford (CDP) Bangor, Maine 12 miles
Millinocket Bangor, Maine 59 miles
Millinocket (CDP) Bangor, Maine 59 miles
Milo Bangor, Maine 34 miles
Milo (CDP) Bangor, Maine 33 miles
Minot Auburn, Maine 5 miles
Monmouth Auburn, Maine 13 miles
Monroe Bangor, Maine 20 miles
Monson Bangor, Maine 49 miles
Monticello Presque Isle, Maine 26 miles
Montville Waterville, Maine 19 miles
Moose River Waterville, Maine 84 miles
Morrill Rockland, Maine 23 miles
Moscow Waterville, Maine 42 miles
Mount Chase Presque Isle, Maine 46 miles
Mount Desert Bangor, Maine 39 miles
Mount Vernon Augusta, Maine 11 miles
Naples Auburn, Maine 22 miles
Naples (CDP) Auburn, Maine 21 miles
Newburgh Bangor, Maine 14 miles
New Canada Presque Isle, Maine 40 miles
Newcastle Rockland, Maine 22 miles
Newcastle (CDP) Rockland, Maine 21 miles
Newfield Saco, Maine 24 miles
New Gloucester Auburn, Maine 11 miles
New Limerick Presque Isle, Maine 39 miles
Newport Bangor, Maine 22 miles
Newport (CDP) Bangor, Maine 25 miles
New Portland Waterville, Maine 32 miles
Newry Auburn, Maine 42 miles
New Sharon Waterville, Maine 19 miles
New Sweden Presque Isle, Maine 21 miles
New Vineyard Waterville, Maine 28 miles
Nobleboro Rockland, Maine 18 miles
Norridgewock Waterville, Maine 15 miles
Norridgewock (CDP) Waterville, Maine 13 miles
North Anson Waterville, Maine 25 miles
North Berwick Portsmouth, New Hampshire 19 miles
North Berwick (CDP) Portsmouth, New Hampshire 16 miles
Northeast Harbor Bangor, Maine 43 miles
Northfield Bangor, Maine 57 miles
North Haven Rockland, Maine 9 miles
Northport Rockland, Maine 19 miles
North Windham Portland, Maine 14 miles
North Yarmouth Portland, Maine 12 miles
Norway Auburn, Maine 20 miles
Norway (CDP) Auburn, Maine 17 miles
Oakfield Presque Isle, Maine 42 miles
Oakfield (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 41 miles
Oak Hill Portland, Maine 6 miles
Oakland Waterville, Maine 5 miles
Oakland (CDP) Waterville, Maine 5 miles
Ogunquit Portsmouth, New Hampshire 14 miles
Old Orchard Beach Saco, Maine 5 miles
Old Orchard Beach (CDP) Saco, Maine 4 miles
Old Town Bangor, Maine 11 miles
Orient Presque Isle, Maine 60 miles
Orland Bangor, Maine 17 miles
Orono Bangor, Maine 6 miles
Orono (CDP) Bangor, Maine 7 miles
Orrington Bangor, Maine 8 miles
Osborn Bangor, Maine 26 miles
Otis Bangor, Maine 15 miles
Otisfield Auburn, Maine 16 miles
Owls Head Rockland, Maine 4 miles
Oxford Auburn, Maine 12 miles
Oxford (CDP) Auburn, Maine 13 miles
Palermo Waterville, Maine 15 miles
Palmyra Waterville, Maine 23 miles
Paris Auburn, Maine 16 miles
Parkman Bangor, Maine 38 miles
Parsonsfield Saco, Maine 28 miles
Passadumkeag Bangor, Maine 28 miles
Patten Presque Isle, Maine 53 miles
Patten (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 51 miles
Pembroke Bangor, Maine 81 miles
Penobscot Bangor, Maine 22 miles
Perham Presque Isle, Maine 18 miles
Perry Bangor, Maine 83 miles
Peru Auburn, Maine 26 miles
Phillips Waterville, Maine 41 miles
Phippsburg Portland, Maine 23 miles
Pittsfield Waterville, Maine 17 miles
Pittsfield (CDP) Waterville, Maine 20 miles
Pittston Augusta, Maine 13 miles
Plymouth Bangor, Maine 23 miles
Poland Auburn, Maine 9 miles
Portage Lake Presque Isle, Maine 24 miles
Porter Saco, Maine 34 miles
Pownal Auburn, Maine 15 miles
Princeton Bangor, Maine 65 miles
Prospect Bangor, Maine 17 miles
Randolph Augusta, Maine 8 miles
Randolph (CDP) Augusta, Maine 9 miles
Rangeley Waterville, Maine 61 miles
Rangeley (CDP) Waterville, Maine 57 miles
Raymond Auburn, Maine 18 miles
Readfield Augusta, Maine 8 miles
Richmond Augusta, Maine 16 miles
Richmond (CDP) Augusta, Maine 18 miles
Ripley Waterville, Maine 32 miles
Robbinston Bangor, Maine 82 miles
Rockport Rockland, Maine 5 miles
Rome Waterville, Maine 13 miles
Roque Bluffs Bangor, Maine 64 miles
Roxbury Auburn, Maine 42 miles
Rumford Auburn, Maine 36 miles
Rumford (CDP) Auburn, Maine 34 miles
Sabattus Auburn, Maine 8 miles
Sabattus (CDP) Auburn, Maine 6 miles
Sanford Saco, Maine 17 miles
Sangerville Bangor, Maine 33 miles
Scarborough Portland, Maine 7 miles
Searsmont Rockland, Maine 19 miles
Searsport Bangor, Maine 24 miles
Searsport (CDP) Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Sebago Portland, Maine 24 miles
Sebec Bangor, Maine 34 miles
Sedgwick Rockland, Maine 30 miles
Shapleigh Saco, Maine 20 miles
Sherman Presque Isle, Maine 57 miles
Shirley Waterville, Maine 55 miles
Sidney Augusta, Maine 6 miles
Skowhegan Waterville, Maine 15 miles
Skowhegan (CDP) Waterville, Maine 15 miles
Smithfield Waterville, Maine 10 miles
Smyrna Presque Isle, Maine 36 miles
Solon Waterville, Maine 28 miles
Somerville Augusta, Maine 16 miles
Sorrento Bangor, Maine 37 miles
South Berwick Portsmouth, New Hampshire 11 miles
South Berwick (CDP) Portsmouth, New Hampshire 11 miles
South Bristol Rockland, Maine 26 miles
South Eliot Portsmouth, New Hampshire 2 miles
South Paris Auburn, Maine 16 miles
Southport Portland, Maine 33 miles
South Portland Portland, Maine 3 miles
South Thomaston Rockland, Maine 4 miles
Southwest Harbor Rockland, Maine 42 miles
Southwest Harbor (CDP) Rockland, Maine 42 miles
South Windham Portland, Maine 9 miles
Springfield Bangor, Maine 50 miles
Stacyville Presque Isle, Maine 59 miles
St. Agatha Presque Isle, Maine 41 miles
St. Albans Waterville, Maine 28 miles
Standish Portland, Maine 17 miles
Standish (CDP) Portland, Maine 14 miles
Starks Waterville, Maine 20 miles
Steep Falls Portland, Maine 21 miles
Stetson Bangor, Maine 17 miles
Steuben Bangor, Maine 47 miles
St. Francis Presque Isle, Maine 51 miles
St. George Rockland, Maine 14 miles
Stockholm Presque Isle, Maine 27 miles
Stockton Springs Bangor, Maine 20 miles
Stoneham Auburn, Maine 33 miles
Stonington Rockland, Maine 24 miles
Stow Auburn, Maine 37 miles
Strong Waterville, Maine 33 miles
Sullivan Bangor, Maine 36 miles
Sumner Auburn, Maine 21 miles
Surry Bangor, Maine 27 miles
Swans Island Rockland, Maine 34 miles
Swanville Bangor, Maine 23 miles
Sweden Auburn, Maine 28 miles
Talmadge Bangor, Maine 61 miles
Temple Waterville, Maine 33 miles
Thomaston Rockland, Maine 2 miles
Thomaston (CDP) Rockland, Maine 3 miles
Thorndike Waterville, Maine 19 miles
Topsfield Bangor, Maine 66 miles
Topsham Auburn, Maine 17 miles
Topsham (CDP) Auburn, Maine 18 miles
Tremont Rockland, Maine 35 miles
Trenton Bangor, Maine 30 miles
Troy Waterville, Maine 20 miles
Turner Auburn, Maine 10 miles
Turner (CDP) Auburn, Maine 10 miles
Union Rockland, Maine 12 miles
Unity Waterville, Maine 13 miles
Unity (CDP) Waterville, Maine 15 miles
Upton Littleton, New Hampshire 49 miles
Van Buren Presque Isle, Maine 35 miles
Van Buren (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 33 miles
Vanceboro Presque Isle, Maine 81 miles
Vanceboro (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 82 miles
Vassalboro Waterville, Maine 9 miles
Veazie Bangor, Maine 4 miles
Veazie (CDP) Bangor, Maine 4 miles
Verona Island Bangor, Maine 19 miles
Vienna Augusta, Maine 17 miles
Vinalhaven Rockland, Maine 17 miles
Wade Presque Isle, Maine 14 miles
Waite Bangor, Maine 68 miles
Waldo Rockland, Maine 25 miles
Waldoboro Rockland, Maine 13 miles
Waldoboro (CDP) Rockland, Maine 12 miles
Wales Auburn, Maine 9 miles
Wallagrass Presque Isle, Maine 43 miles
Waltham Bangor, Maine 25 miles
Warren Rockland, Maine 6 miles
Washburn Presque Isle, Maine 9 miles
Washburn (CDP) Presque Isle, Maine 10 miles
Washington Rockland, Maine 17 miles
Waterboro Saco, Maine 16 miles
Waterford Auburn, Maine 25 miles
Wayne Augusta, Maine 13 miles
Weld Augusta, Maine 40 miles
Wellington Waterville, Maine 36 miles
Wells Saco, Maine 16 miles
Wesley Bangor, Maine 56 miles
West Bath Auburn, Maine 25 miles
Westbrook Portland, Maine 5 miles
Westfield Presque Isle, Maine 10 miles
West Gardiner Augusta, Maine 10 miles
West Kennebunk Saco, Maine 9 miles
Westmanland Presque Isle, Maine 23 miles
Weston Presque Isle, Maine 66 miles
West Paris Auburn, Maine 20 miles
Westport Island Auburn, Maine 30 miles
Whitefield Augusta, Maine 14 miles
Whiting Bangor, Maine 75 miles
Whitneyville Bangor, Maine 61 miles
Willimantic Bangor, Maine 45 miles
Wilton Augusta, Maine 29 miles
Wilton (CDP) Augusta, Maine 27 miles
Windham Portland, Maine 11 miles
Windsor Augusta, Maine 11 miles
Winn Bangor, Maine 51 miles
Winslow Waterville, Maine 3 miles
Winslow (CDP) Waterville, Maine 1 miles
Winter Harbor Bangor, Maine 44 miles
Winter Harbor (CDP) Bangor, Maine 44 miles
Winterport Bangor, Maine 13 miles
Winterport (CDP) Bangor, Maine 12 miles
Winthrop Augusta, Maine 9 miles
Winthrop (CDP) Augusta, Maine 9 miles
Wiscasset Augusta, Maine 24 miles
Wiscasset (CDP) Augusta, Maine 25 miles
Woodland Presque Isle, Maine 15 miles
Woodland Bangor, Maine 71 miles
Woodstock Auburn, Maine 25 miles
Woodville Bangor, Maine 52 miles
Woolwich Auburn, Maine 26 miles
Yarmouth Portland, Maine 10 miles
Yarmouth (CDP) Portland, Maine 10 miles
York Portsmouth, New Hampshire 10 miles
York Harbor Portsmouth, New Hampshire 7 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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