List of Social Security Offices in Maryland

On this page, you will find a list of the 24 Social Security office locations in Maryland.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Maryland, 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 Maryland 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
Aberdeen Abingdon, Maryland 8 miles
Aberdeen Proving Ground Abingdon, Maryland 9 miles
Accident Uniontown, Pennsylvania 28 miles
Accokeek Alexandria, Virginia 11 miles
Adamstown Frederick, Maryland 6 miles
Adelphi Silver Spring, Maryland 1 miles
Algonquin Cambridge, Maryland 4 miles
Allen Salisbury, Maryland 11 miles
Andrews AFB Suitland, Maryland 2 miles
Annapolis Neck Annapolis, Maryland 4 miles
Antietam Martinsburg, West Virginia 13 miles
Aquasco Charlotte Hall, Maryland 7 miles
Arbutus Baltimore, Maryland 2 miles
Arden on the Severn Glen Burnie, Maryland 6 miles
Arnold Annapolis, Maryland 5 miles
Ashton-Sandy Spring Silver Spring, Maryland 9 miles
Aspen Hill Rockville, Maryland 4 miles
Baden Charlotte Hall, Maryland 11 miles
Bagtown Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Bakersville Hagerstown, Maryland 8 miles
Ballenger Creek Frederick, Maryland 2 miles
Baltimore Highlands Baltimore, Maryland 3 miles
Barclay Dover, Delaware 18 miles
Barnesville Frederick, Maryland 11 miles
Barrelville Cumberland, Maryland 6 miles
Barton Cumberland, Maryland 16 miles
Bartonsville Frederick, Maryland 3 miles
Beaver Creek Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Bel Air Cumberland, Maryland 7 miles
Bel Air Abingdon, Maryland 5 miles
Bel Air North Abingdon, Maryland 7 miles
Bel Air South Abingdon, Maryland 3 miles
Beltsville Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Benedict Charlotte Hall, Maryland 5 miles
Bensville Suitland, Maryland 14 miles
Berlin Salisbury, Maryland 20 miles
Berwyn Heights Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Bethesda Washington, Washington DC 6 miles
Betterton Abingdon, Maryland 15 miles
Bier Cumberland, Maryland 10 miles
Big Pool Martinsburg, West Virginia 10 miles
Big Spring Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Bishopville Salisbury, Maryland 21 miles
Bivalve Salisbury, Maryland 19 miles
Bladensburg Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Bloomington Cumberland, Maryland 21 miles
Boonsboro Hagerstown, Maryland 11 miles
Bowie Seabrook, Maryland 6 miles
Bowleys Quarters Baltimore, Maryland 5 miles
Bowling Green Cumberland, Maryland 3 miles
Bowmans Addition Cumberland, Maryland 3 miles
Braddock Heights Frederick, Maryland 6 miles
Brandywine Suitland, Maryland 8 miles
Breathedsville Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Brentwood Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Brock Hall Suitland, Maryland 8 miles
Brookeville Rockville, Maryland 8 miles
Brooklyn Park Baltimore, Maryland 4 miles
Brookmont Arlington, Virginia 4 miles
Brookview Cambridge, Maryland 14 miles
Broomes Island Charlotte Hall, Maryland 13 miles
Brown Station Suitland, Maryland 7 miles
Brownsville Frederick, Maryland 14 miles
Brunswick Frederick, Maryland 13 miles
Bryans Road Alexandria, Virginia 13 miles
Bryantown Charlotte Hall, Maryland 6 miles
Buckeystown Frederick, Maryland 3 miles
Burkittsville Frederick, Maryland 12 miles
Burnt Mills Silver Spring, Maryland 2 miles
Burtonsville Silver Spring, Maryland 7 miles
Butlertown Abingdon, Maryland 17 miles
Cabin John Arlington, Virginia 7 miles
California Charlotte Hall, Maryland 19 miles
Callaway Charlotte Hall, Maryland 22 miles
Calvert Beach Charlotte Hall, Maryland 16 miles
Calverton Silver Spring, Maryland 3 miles
Camp Springs Suitland, Maryland 0 miles
Cape St. Claire Annapolis, Maryland 7 miles
Capitol Heights Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Carlos Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Carney Baltimore, Maryland 4 miles
Catonsville Baltimore, Maryland 4 miles
Cavetown Hagerstown, Maryland 10 miles
Cearfoss Hagerstown, Maryland 5 miles
Cecilton Elkton, Maryland 14 miles
Cedar Heights Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Cedarville Suitland, Maryland 11 miles
Centreville Annapolis, Maryland 27 miles
Chance Salisbury, Maryland 26 miles
Charlestown Elkton, Maryland 10 miles
Charlton Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Chesapeake Beach Charlotte Hall, Maryland 18 miles
Chesapeake City Elkton, Maryland 5 miles
Chesapeake Landing Abingdon, Maryland 16 miles
Chesapeake Ranch Estates Charlotte Hall, Maryland 22 miles
Chester Annapolis, Maryland 14 miles
Chestertown Abingdon, Maryland 22 miles
Cheverly Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Chevy Chase Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Chevy Chase (CDP) Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Chevy Chase Section Five Washington, Washington DC 6 miles
Chevy Chase Section Three Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Chevy Chase View Silver Spring, Maryland 6 miles
Chevy Chase Village Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Chewsville Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Chillum Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Choptank Cambridge, Maryland 11 miles
Church Creek Cambridge, Maryland 6 miles
Church Hill Dover, Delaware 24 miles
Clarksburg Frederick, Maryland 12 miles
Clarysville Cumberland, Maryland 7 miles
Clear Spring Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Clinton Suitland, Maryland 3 miles
Cloverly Silver Spring, Maryland 6 miles
Cobb Island Charlotte Hall, Maryland 17 miles
Cockeysville Towson, Maryland 6 miles
Colesville Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
College Park Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Colmar Manor Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Coral Hills Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Cordova Cambridge, Maryland 23 miles
Corriganville Cumberland, Maryland 3 miles
Cottage City Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Crellin Morgantown, West Virginia 30 miles
Cresaptown Cumberland, Maryland 6 miles
Crisfield Accomac, Virginia 20 miles
Crofton Seabrook, Maryland 8 miles
Croom Suitland, Maryland 8 miles
Crownsville Annapolis, Maryland 5 miles
Crumpton Dover, Delaware 22 miles
Damascus Frederick, Maryland 12 miles
Dames Quarter Salisbury, Maryland 24 miles
Danville Cumberland, Maryland 14 miles
Dargan Martinsburg, West Virginia 14 miles
Darlington Abingdon, Maryland 13 miles
Darnestown Rockville, Maryland 7 miles
Dawson Cumberland, Maryland 16 miles
Deale Annapolis, Maryland 14 miles
Deal Island Salisbury, Maryland 27 miles
Deer Park Petersburg, West Virginia 32 miles
Delmar Salisbury, Maryland 3 miles
Denton Dover, Delaware 25 miles
Derwood Rockville, Maryland 2 miles
Detmold Cumberland, Maryland 14 miles
District Heights Suitland, Maryland 4 miles
Downsville Hagerstown, Maryland 6 miles
Drum Point Charlotte Hall, Maryland 22 miles
Dundalk Baltimore, Maryland 6 miles
Dunkirk Suitland, Maryland 14 miles
Eagle Harbor Charlotte Hall, Maryland 7 miles
Eakles Mill Hagerstown, Maryland 12 miles
East New Market Cambridge, Maryland 8 miles
Easton Cambridge, Maryland 15 miles
East Riverdale Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Eckhart Mines Cumberland, Maryland 7 miles
Eden Salisbury, Maryland 10 miles
Edesville Baltimore, Maryland 20 miles
Edgemere Baltimore, Maryland 7 miles
Edgemont Hagerstown, Maryland 13 miles
Edgewater Annapolis, Maryland 1 miles
Edgewood Abingdon, Maryland 3 miles
Edmonston Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Eldersburg Owings Mills, Maryland 11 miles
Eldorado Cambridge, Maryland 14 miles
Elkridge Baltimore, Maryland 4 miles
Ellerslie Cumberland, Maryland 5 miles
Ellicott City Columbia, Maryland 5 miles
Elliott Cambridge, Maryland 17 miles
Emmitsburg Westminster, Maryland 19 miles
Ernstville Martinsburg, West Virginia 11 miles
Essex Baltimore, Maryland 3 miles
Fairland Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Fairlee Abingdon, Maryland 18 miles
Fairmount Salisbury, Maryland 26 miles
Fairmount Heights Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Fairplay Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Fairview Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Fairwood Seabrook, Maryland 4 miles
Fallston Abingdon, Maryland 7 miles
Federalsburg Cambridge, Maryland 18 miles
Ferndale Glen Burnie, Maryland 3 miles
Finzel Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Fishing Creek Cambridge, Maryland 18 miles
Flintstone Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Flower Hill Rockville, Maryland 5 miles
Forest Glen Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Forest Heights Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Forestville Suitland, Maryland 3 miles
Fort Meade Glen Burnie, Maryland 7 miles
Fort Ritchie Hagerstown, Maryland 15 miles
Fort Washington Alexandria, Virginia 9 miles
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills Hagerstown, Maryland 5 miles
Four Corners Silver Spring, Maryland 2 miles
Franklin Cumberland, Maryland 19 miles
Frenchtown-Rumbly Accomac, Virginia 26 miles
Friendly Suitland, Maryland 5 miles
Friendship Annapolis, Maryland 16 miles
Friendship Heights Village Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Friendsville Uniontown, Pennsylvania 23 miles
Frostburg Cumberland, Maryland 9 miles
Fruitland Salisbury, Maryland 7 miles
Fulton Columbia, Maryland 6 miles
Funkstown Hagerstown, Maryland 4 miles
Gaithersburg Rockville, Maryland 5 miles
Galena Elkton, Maryland 19 miles
Galestown Salisbury, Maryland 13 miles
Galesville Annapolis, Maryland 9 miles
Gambrills Glen Burnie, Maryland 5 miles
Gapland Frederick, Maryland 14 miles
Garrett Park Rockville, Maryland 5 miles
Garretts Mill Frederick, Maryland 15 miles
Garrison Owings Mills, Maryland 1 miles
Georgetown Baltimore, Maryland 17 miles
Germantown Rockville, Maryland 9 miles
Gilmore Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Girdletree Salisbury, Maryland 24 miles
Glassmanor Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Glenarden Seabrook, Maryland 5 miles
Glen Echo Arlington, Virginia 6 miles
Glenmont Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Glenn Dale Seabrook, Maryland 0 miles
Golden Beach Charlotte Hall, Maryland 5 miles
Goldsboro Dover, Delaware 16 miles
Gorman Petersburg, West Virginia 24 miles
Graceham Frederick, Maryland 16 miles
Grahamtown Cumberland, Maryland 9 miles
Grantsville Cumberland, Maryland 21 miles
Grasonville Annapolis, Maryland 18 miles
Greenbelt Seabrook, Maryland 3 miles
Greensboro Dover, Delaware 19 miles
Greensburg Hagerstown, Maryland 12 miles
Green Valley Frederick, Maryland 7 miles
Halfway Hagerstown, Maryland 1 miles
Hampstead Westminster, Maryland 8 miles
Hampton Towson, Maryland 2 miles
Hancock Martinsburg, West Virginia 19 miles
Havre de Grace Abingdon, Maryland 13 miles
Hebron Salisbury, Maryland 6 miles
Henderson Dover, Delaware 14 miles
Herald Harbor Annapolis, Maryland 6 miles
Highfield-Cascade Hagerstown, Maryland 16 miles
Highland Columbia, Maryland 8 miles
Highland Beach Annapolis, Maryland 5 miles
Hillandale Silver Spring, Maryland 0 miles
Hillcrest Heights Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Hillsboro Cambridge, Maryland 26 miles
Honeygo Baltimore, Maryland 4 miles
Hughesville Charlotte Hall, Maryland 3 miles
Huntingtown Charlotte Hall, Maryland 12 miles
Hurlock Cambridge, Maryland 12 miles
Hutton Morgantown, West Virginia 29 miles
Hyattsville Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Ilchester Columbia, Maryland 5 miles
Indian Head Alexandria, Virginia 14 miles
Indian Springs Martinsburg, West Virginia 11 miles
Jarrettsville Abingdon, Maryland 13 miles
Jefferson Frederick, Maryland 7 miles
Jennings Cumberland, Maryland 23 miles
Jessup Columbia, Maryland 4 miles
Jesterville Salisbury, Maryland 20 miles
Joppatowne Abingdon, Maryland 3 miles
Jugtown Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Keedysville Hagerstown, Maryland 11 miles
Kemp Mill Silver Spring, Maryland 2 miles
Kemps Mill Hagerstown, Maryland 2 miles
Kennedyville Abingdon, Maryland 20 miles
Kensington Silver Spring, Maryland 5 miles
Kent Narrows Annapolis, Maryland 17 miles
Kettering Suitland, Maryland 7 miles
Kingstown Abingdon, Maryland 23 miles
Kingsville Abingdon, Maryland 6 miles
Kitzmiller Petersburg, West Virginia 28 miles
Klondike Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Konterra Silver Spring, Maryland 6 miles
Lake Arbor Seabrook, Maryland 6 miles
Lake Shore Glen Burnie, Maryland 8 miles
Landover Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Landover Hills Seabrook, Maryland 5 miles
Langley Park Silver Spring, Maryland 2 miles
Lanham Seabrook, Maryland 3 miles
Lansdowne Baltimore, Maryland 1 miles
La Plata Charlotte Hall, Maryland 11 miles
Largo Seabrook, Maryland 6 miles
Laurel Columbia, Maryland 7 miles
La Vale Cumberland, Maryland 3 miles
Layhill Rockville, Maryland 6 miles
Laytonsville Rockville, Maryland 8 miles
Leisure World Rockville, Maryland 5 miles
Leitersburg Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Leonardtown Charlotte Hall, Maryland 16 miles
Lewistown Frederick, Maryland 11 miles
Lexington Park Charlotte Hall, Maryland 23 miles
Libertytown Frederick, Maryland 11 miles
Linganore Frederick, Maryland 11 miles
Linthicum Baltimore, Maryland 4 miles
Lisbon Columbia, Maryland 17 miles
Little Orleans Cumberland, Maryland 20 miles
Lochearn Baltimore, Maryland 1 miles
Loch Lynn Heights Petersburg, West Virginia 31 miles
Lonaconing Cumberland, Maryland 13 miles
Long Beach Charlotte Hall, Maryland 16 miles
Luke Cumberland, Maryland 20 miles
Lusby Charlotte Hall, Maryland 18 miles
Lutherville Towson, Maryland 2 miles
Madison Cambridge, Maryland 10 miles
Manchester Westminster, Maryland 7 miles
Mapleville Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Mardela Springs Salisbury, Maryland 11 miles
Marlboro Meadows Suitland, Maryland 10 miles
Marlboro Village Suitland, Maryland 7 miles
Marlow Heights Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Marlton Suitland, Maryland 7 miles
Martin's Additions Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Marydel Dover, Delaware 12 miles
Maryland City Columbia, Maryland 7 miles
Maryland Park Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Maugansville Hagerstown, Maryland 5 miles
Mayo Annapolis, Maryland 6 miles
Mays Chapel Towson, Maryland 3 miles
McCoole Cumberland, Maryland 18 miles
Mechanicsville Charlotte Hall, Maryland 4 miles
Melwood Suitland, Maryland 3 miles
Mercersville Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Middleburg Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Middle River Baltimore, Maryland 2 miles
Middletown Frederick, Maryland 9 miles
Midland Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Midlothian Cumberland, Maryland 10 miles
Milford Mill Baltimore, Maryland 4 miles
Millington Dover, Delaware 18 miles
Mitchellville Seabrook, Maryland 6 miles
Monrovia Frederick, Maryland 7 miles
Montgomery Village Rockville, Maryland 6 miles
Morningside Suitland, Maryland 2 miles
Moscow Cumberland, Maryland 15 miles
Mount Aetna Hagerstown, Maryland 8 miles
Mountain Lake Park Petersburg, West Virginia 31 miles
Mount Airy Frederick, Maryland 13 miles
Mount Briar Hagerstown, Maryland 14 miles
Mount Lena Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Mount Rainier Washington, Washington DC 2 miles
Mount Savage Cumberland, Maryland 7 miles
Mount Vernon Salisbury, Maryland 18 miles
Myersville Frederick, Maryland 12 miles
Nanticoke Salisbury, Maryland 21 miles
Nanticoke Acres Salisbury, Maryland 21 miles
National Cumberland, Maryland 10 miles
National Harbor Suitland, Maryland 6 miles
Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland 4 miles
Newark Salisbury, Maryland 19 miles
New Carrollton Seabrook, Maryland 3 miles
New Market Frederick, Maryland 7 miles
New Windsor Westminster, Maryland 7 miles
Nikep Cumberland, Maryland 15 miles
North Beach Annapolis, Maryland 18 miles
North Bethesda Rockville, Maryland 4 miles
North Brentwood Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
North Chevy Chase Silver Spring, Maryland 5 miles
North East Elkton, Maryland 8 miles
North Kensington Silver Spring, Maryland 5 miles
North Laurel Columbia, Maryland 5 miles
North Potomac Rockville, Maryland 6 miles
Oakland Morgantown, West Virginia 33 miles
Ocean Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Ocean City Salisbury, Maryland 27 miles
Ocean Pines Salisbury, Maryland 23 miles
Odenton Glen Burnie, Maryland 5 miles
Oldtown Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Olney Rockville, Maryland 6 miles
Overlea Baltimore, Maryland 3 miles
Owings Suitland, Maryland 17 miles
Oxford Cambridge, Maryland 11 miles
Oxon Hill Washington, Washington DC 4 miles
Paramount-Long Meadow Hagerstown, Maryland 5 miles
Parkville Towson, Maryland 4 miles
Parole Annapolis, Maryland 1 miles
Parsonsburg Salisbury, Maryland 6 miles
Pasadena Glen Burnie, Maryland 4 miles
Pecktonville Martinsburg, West Virginia 13 miles
Peppermill Village Washington, Washington DC 6 miles
Perry Hall Baltimore, Maryland 5 miles
Perryman Abingdon, Maryland 5 miles
Perryville Abingdon, Maryland 14 miles
Pikesville Baltimore, Maryland 2 miles
Pinesburg Hagerstown, Maryland 5 miles
Piney Point Charlotte Hall, Maryland 28 miles
Pittsville Salisbury, Maryland 9 miles
Pleasant Grove Cumberland, Maryland 4 miles
Pleasant Hills Abingdon, Maryland 5 miles
Pocomoke City Salisbury, Maryland 23 miles
Point of Rocks Frederick, Maryland 10 miles
Pomfret Charlotte Hall, Maryland 15 miles
Pondsville Hagerstown, Maryland 10 miles
Poolesville Rockville, Maryland 15 miles
Port Deposit Abingdon, Maryland 14 miles
Port Tobacco Village Charlotte Hall, Maryland 14 miles
Potomac Rockville, Maryland 6 miles
Potomac Heights Alexandria, Virginia 13 miles
Potomac Park Cumberland, Maryland 4 miles
Powellville Salisbury, Maryland 12 miles
Preston Cambridge, Maryland 14 miles
Prince Frederick Charlotte Hall, Maryland 11 miles
Princess Anne Salisbury, Maryland 16 miles
Pylesville Abingdon, Maryland 16 miles
Quantico Salisbury, Maryland 10 miles
Queen Anne Annapolis, Maryland 9 miles
Queen Anne Cambridge, Maryland 26 miles
Queensland Suitland, Maryland 6 miles
Queenstown Annapolis, Maryland 21 miles
Randallstown Owings Mills, Maryland 3 miles
Rawlings Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Redland Rockville, Maryland 4 miles
Reid Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Reisterstown Owings Mills, Maryland 6 miles
Ridgely Dover, Delaware 24 miles
Ringgold Hagerstown, Maryland 12 miles
Rising Sun Elkton, Maryland 16 miles
Riva Annapolis, Maryland 2 miles
Riverdale Park Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Riverside Abingdon, Maryland 3 miles
Riviera Beach Glen Burnie, Maryland 7 miles
Robinwood Hagerstown, Maryland 6 miles
Rock Hall Baltimore, Maryland 19 miles
Rock Point Charlotte Hall, Maryland 16 miles
Rohrersville Frederick, Maryland 14 miles
Romancoke Annapolis, Maryland 13 miles
Rosaryville Suitland, Maryland 6 miles
Rosedale Baltimore, Maryland 3 miles
Rosemont Frederick, Maryland 12 miles
Rossville Baltimore, Maryland 1 miles
Sabillasville Hagerstown, Maryland 17 miles
Sandy Hook Frederick, Maryland 17 miles
San Mar Hagerstown, Maryland 9 miles
Savage Columbia, Maryland 4 miles
Scaggsville Columbia, Maryland 5 miles
Seat Pleasant Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
Secretary Cambridge, Maryland 7 miles
Severn Glen Burnie, Maryland 4 miles
Severna Park Glen Burnie, Maryland 7 miles
Shady Side Annapolis, Maryland 9 miles
Shaft Cumberland, Maryland 10 miles
Sharpsburg Martinsburg, West Virginia 12 miles
Sharptown Salisbury, Maryland 12 miles
Silver Hill Washington, Washington DC 3 miles
Smith Island Accomac, Virginia 26 miles
Smithsburg Hagerstown, Maryland 11 miles
Snow Hill Salisbury, Maryland 19 miles
Solomons Charlotte Hall, Maryland 21 miles
Somerset Washington, Washington DC 5 miles
South Kensington Silver Spring, Maryland 5 miles
South Laurel Seabrook, Maryland 6 miles
Spencerville Silver Spring, Maryland 6 miles
Springdale Seabrook, Maryland 4 miles
Spring Gap Cumberland, Maryland 6 miles
Spring Ridge Frederick, Maryland 3 miles
Stevensville Annapolis, Maryland 13 miles
St. George Island Charlotte Hall, Maryland 30 miles
Still Pond Abingdon, Maryland 17 miles
St. James Hagerstown, Maryland 5 miles
St. Leonard Charlotte Hall, Maryland 14 miles
St. Michaels Cambridge, Maryland 19 miles
Stockton Salisbury, Maryland 26 miles
Sudlersville Dover, Delaware 18 miles
Summerfield Seabrook, Maryland 6 miles
Swanton Cumberland, Maryland 29 miles
Sykesville Owings Mills, Maryland 12 miles
Takoma Park Silver Spring, Maryland 3 miles
Tall Timbers Charlotte Hall, Maryland 25 miles
Taneytown Westminster, Maryland 10 miles
Taylors Island Cambridge, Maryland 15 miles
Temple Hills Suitland, Maryland 2 miles
Templeville Dover, Delaware 13 miles
Ten Mile Creek Frederick, Maryland 12 miles
Thurmont Frederick, Maryland 17 miles
Tilghman Island Cambridge, Maryland 19 miles
Tilghmanton Hagerstown, Maryland 7 miles
Timonium Towson, Maryland 3 miles
Tolchester Baltimore, Maryland 15 miles
Trappe Cambridge, Maryland 7 miles
Travilah Rockville, Maryland 6 miles
Trego-Rohrersville Station Hagerstown, Maryland 15 miles
Tyaskin Salisbury, Maryland 18 miles
Union Bridge Westminster, Maryland 10 miles
University Park Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Upper Marlboro Suitland, Maryland 8 miles
Urbana Frederick, Maryland 5 miles
Vale Summit Cumberland, Maryland 8 miles
Vienna Cambridge, Maryland 13 miles
Waldorf Suitland, Maryland 13 miles
Walker Mill Suitland, Maryland 5 miles
Walkersville Frederick, Maryland 8 miles
Washington Grove Rockville, Maryland 4 miles
Waterview Salisbury, Maryland 21 miles
West Denton Dover, Delaware 25 miles
Westernport Cumberland, Maryland 19 miles
West Laurel Silver Spring, Maryland 7 miles
West Ocean City Salisbury, Maryland 26 miles
Westphalia Suitland, Maryland 6 miles
West Pocomoke Salisbury, Maryland 22 miles
Whaleyville Salisbury, Maryland 15 miles
Wheaton Silver Spring, Maryland 4 miles
Whitehaven Salisbury, Maryland 15 miles
White Marsh Baltimore, Maryland 3 miles
White Oak Silver Spring, Maryland 1 miles
Wildewood Charlotte Hall, Maryland 19 miles
Willards Salisbury, Maryland 12 miles
Williamsport Hagerstown, Maryland 3 miles
Williston Cambridge, Maryland 22 miles
Wilson-Conococheague Hagerstown, Maryland 3 miles
Woodland Cumberland, Maryland 11 miles
Woodlawn Baltimore, Maryland 2 miles
Woodlawn Seabrook, Maryland 5 miles
Woodmore Seabrook, Maryland 5 miles
Woodsboro Frederick, Maryland 12 miles
Worton Abingdon, Maryland 17 miles
Yarrowsburg Frederick, Maryland 15 miles
Zihlman Cumberland, Maryland 8 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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