List of Social Security Offices in Massachusetts

On this page, you will find a list of the 30 Social Security office locations in Massachusetts.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts 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
Abington Brockton, Massachusetts 5 miles
Abington (CDP) Brockton, Massachusetts 6 miles
Acton Lowell, Massachusetts 13 miles
Acushnet New Bedford, Massachusetts 6 miles
Acushnet Center New Bedford, Massachusetts 4 miles
Adams North Adams, Massachusetts 5 miles
Adams (CDP) North Adams, Massachusetts 5 miles
Agawam Town Springfield, Massachusetts 4 miles
Alford Pittsfield, Massachusetts 16 miles
Amesbury Town Haverhill, Massachusetts 8 miles
Amherst Town Holyoke, Massachusetts 12 miles
Andover Lawrence, Massachusetts 3 miles
Andover (CDP) Lawrence, Massachusetts 2 miles
Aquinnah New Bedford, Massachusetts 22 miles
Arlington Cambridge, Massachusetts 2 miles
Arlington (CDP) Cambridge, Massachusetts 2 miles
Ashburnham Gardner, Massachusetts 7 miles
Ashby Fitchburg, Massachusetts 6 miles
Ashfield North Adams, Massachusetts 20 miles
Ashland Framingham, Massachusetts 4 miles
Athol Gardner, Massachusetts 12 miles
Athol (CDP) Gardner, Massachusetts 12 miles
Auburn Worcester, Massachusetts 5 miles
Avon Brockton, Massachusetts 3 miles
Ayer Fitchburg, Massachusetts 12 miles
Ayer (CDP) Fitchburg, Massachusetts 11 miles
Baldwinville Gardner, Massachusetts 5 miles
Barnstable Town Hyannis, Massachusetts 3 miles
Barre Gardner, Massachusetts 12 miles
Barre (CDP) Gardner, Massachusetts 12 miles
Becket Pittsfield, Massachusetts 14 miles
Bedford Waltham, Massachusetts 9 miles
Belchertown Holyoke, Massachusetts 12 miles
Belchertown (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 12 miles
Bellingham Woonsocket, Rhode Island 4 miles
Bellingham (CDP) Woonsocket, Rhode Island 5 miles
Belmont Waltham, Massachusetts 2 miles
Belmont (CDP) Waltham, Massachusetts 2 miles
Berkley Taunton, Massachusetts 5 miles
Berlin Worcester, Massachusetts 12 miles
Bernardston Keene, New Hampshire 22 miles
Beverly Salem, Massachusetts 3 miles
Billerica Lowell, Massachusetts 6 miles
Blackstone Woonsocket, Rhode Island 4 miles
Blandford Holyoke, Massachusetts 18 miles
Blandford (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 17 miles
Bliss Corner New Bedford, Massachusetts 2 miles
Bolton Fitchburg, Massachusetts 14 miles
Bourne East Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 miles
Bourne (CDP) East Falmouth, Massachusetts 9 miles
Boxborough Framingham, Massachusetts 15 miles
Boxford Lawrence, Massachusetts 7 miles
Boxford (CDP) Lawrence, Massachusetts 8 miles
Boylston Worcester, Massachusetts 8 miles
Braintree Town Quincy, Massachusetts 3 miles
Brewster Hyannis, Massachusetts 13 miles
Brewster (CDP) Hyannis, Massachusetts 13 miles
Bridgewater Town Taunton, Massachusetts 7 miles
Brimfield Springfield, Massachusetts 20 miles
Brookfield Worcester, Massachusetts 17 miles
Brookfield (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 16 miles
Brookline Roslindale, Massachusetts 3 miles
Brookline (CDP) Roxbury, Massachusetts 2 miles
Buckland North Adams, Massachusetts 18 miles
Burlington Waltham, Massachusetts 8 miles
Burlington (CDP) Cambridge, Massachusetts 8 miles
Buzzards Bay East Falmouth, Massachusetts 9 miles
Canton Norwood, Massachusetts 4 miles
Carlisle Lowell, Massachusetts 8 miles
Carver Hanover, Massachusetts 17 miles
Cedar Crest Hanover, Massachusetts 8 miles
Charlemont North Adams, Massachusetts 14 miles
Charlton Worcester, Massachusetts 12 miles
Chatham Hyannis, Massachusetts 16 miles
Chatham (CDP) Hyannis, Massachusetts 17 miles
Chelmsford Lowell, Massachusetts 5 miles
Chelsea Boston, Massachusetts 2 miles
Cheshire Pittsfield, Massachusetts 9 miles
Cheshire (CDP) Pittsfield, Massachusetts 9 miles
Chester Holyoke, Massachusetts 17 miles
Chester (CDP) Pittsfield, Massachusetts 19 miles
Chesterfield Holyoke, Massachusetts 17 miles
Chicopee Springfield, Massachusetts 3 miles
Chilmark East Falmouth, Massachusetts 23 miles
Clarksburg North Adams, Massachusetts 1 miles
Clinton Worcester, Massachusetts 12 miles
Clinton (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 13 miles
Cochituate Framingham, Massachusetts 3 miles
Cohasset Hanover, Massachusetts 10 miles
Colrain North Adams, Massachusetts 21 miles
Concord Waltham, Massachusetts 10 miles
Conway Holyoke, Massachusetts 21 miles
Cordaville Framingham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Cummington Pittsfield, Massachusetts 17 miles
Dalton Pittsfield, Massachusetts 6 miles
Danvers Salem, Massachusetts 5 miles
Danvers (CDP) Salem, Massachusetts 4 miles
Dartmouth New Bedford, Massachusetts 5 miles
Dedham Roslindale, Massachusetts 4 miles
Dedham (CDP) Roslindale, Massachusetts 4 miles
Deerfield Holyoke, Massachusetts 21 miles
Deerfield (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 23 miles
Dennis Hyannis, Massachusetts 8 miles
Dennis (CDP) Hyannis, Massachusetts 8 miles
Dennis Port Hyannis, Massachusetts 8 miles
Devens Fitchburg, Massachusetts 10 miles
Dighton Taunton, Massachusetts 7 miles
Douglas Worcester, Massachusetts 14 miles
Dover Framingham, Massachusetts 7 miles
Dover (CDP) Framingham, Massachusetts 7 miles
Dracut Lowell, Massachusetts 3 miles
Dudley Worcester, Massachusetts 16 miles
Dunstable Nashua, New Hampshire 7 miles
Duxbury Hanover, Massachusetts 7 miles
Duxbury (CDP) Hanover, Massachusetts 9 miles
East Bridgewater Brockton, Massachusetts 7 miles
East Brookfield Worcester, Massachusetts 13 miles
East Brookfield (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 13 miles
East Dennis Hyannis, Massachusetts 9 miles
East Douglas Woonsocket, Rhode Island 13 miles
Eastham Hyannis, Massachusetts 20 miles
Easthampton Town Holyoke, Massachusetts 5 miles
East Harwich Hyannis, Massachusetts 14 miles
East Longmeadow Springfield, Massachusetts 6 miles
Easton Brockton, Massachusetts 4 miles
East Pepperell Nashua, New Hampshire 9 miles
East Sandwich Hyannis, Massachusetts 10 miles
Edgartown East Falmouth, Massachusetts 18 miles
Edgartown (CDP) East Falmouth, Massachusetts 16 miles
Egremont Hudson, New York 18 miles
Erving Gardner, Massachusetts 22 miles
Essex Salem, Massachusetts 10 miles
Essex (CDP) Salem, Massachusetts 9 miles
Everett Malden, Massachusetts 1 miles
Fairhaven New Bedford, Massachusetts 3 miles
Falmouth East Falmouth, Massachusetts 1 miles
Falmouth (CDP) East Falmouth, Massachusetts 4 miles
Fiskdale Worcester, Massachusetts 19 miles
Florida North Adams, Massachusetts 5 miles
Forestdale East Falmouth, Massachusetts 8 miles
Foxborough Norwood, Massachusetts 7 miles
Foxborough (CDP) Norwood, Massachusetts 7 miles
Franklin Town Woonsocket, Rhode Island 6 miles
Freetown Fall River, Massachusetts 9 miles
Georgetown Haverhill, Massachusetts 6 miles
Gill Keene, New Hampshire 24 miles
Gloucester Salem, Massachusetts 13 miles
Goshen Holyoke, Massachusetts 19 miles
Gosnold New Bedford, Massachusetts 14 miles
Grafton Worcester, Massachusetts 7 miles
Granby Holyoke, Massachusetts 6 miles
Granby (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 6 miles
Granville Springfield, Massachusetts 16 miles
Great Barrington Pittsfield, Massachusetts 16 miles
Great Barrington (CDP) Pittsfield, Massachusetts 19 miles
Greenfield Holyoke, Massachusetts 26 miles
Green Harbor Hanover, Massachusetts 9 miles
Groton Nashua, New Hampshire 12 miles
Groton (CDP) Fitchburg, Massachusetts 12 miles
Groveland Haverhill, Massachusetts 4 miles
Hadley Holyoke, Massachusetts 10 miles
Halifax Hanover, Massachusetts 8 miles
Hamilton Salem, Massachusetts 7 miles
Hampden Springfield, Massachusetts 10 miles
Hancock Pittsfield, Massachusetts 6 miles
Hanscom AFB Waltham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Hanson Hanover, Massachusetts 5 miles
Hanson (CDP) Hanover, Massachusetts 4 miles
Hardwick Gardner, Massachusetts 19 miles
Harvard Fitchburg, Massachusetts 12 miles
Harwich Hyannis, Massachusetts 12 miles
Harwich Center Hyannis, Massachusetts 12 miles
Harwich Port Hyannis, Massachusetts 11 miles
Hatfield Holyoke, Massachusetts 13 miles
Hatfield (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 11 miles
Hawley North Adams, Massachusetts 14 miles
Heath North Adams, Massachusetts 15 miles
Hingham Quincy, Massachusetts 7 miles
Hingham (CDP) Quincy, Massachusetts 6 miles
Hinsdale Pittsfield, Massachusetts 7 miles
Holbrook Brockton, Massachusetts 5 miles
Holbrook (CDP) Brockton, Massachusetts 5 miles
Holden Worcester, Massachusetts 7 miles
Holland Springfield, Massachusetts 22 miles
Holland (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 23 miles
Holliston Framingham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Hopedale Woonsocket, Rhode Island 8 miles
Hopedale (CDP) Woonsocket, Rhode Island 9 miles
Hopkinton Framingham, Massachusetts 8 miles
Hopkinton (CDP) Framingham, Massachusetts 7 miles
Housatonic Pittsfield, Massachusetts 15 miles
Hubbardston Gardner, Massachusetts 5 miles
Hudson Framingham, Massachusetts 10 miles
Hudson (CDP) Framingham, Massachusetts 11 miles
Hull Quincy, Massachusetts 9 miles
Hull (CDP) Quincy, Massachusetts 6 miles
Huntington Holyoke, Massachusetts 14 miles
Huntington (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 14 miles
Ipswich Salem, Massachusetts 12 miles
Ipswich (CDP) Salem, Massachusetts 11 miles
Kingston Hanover, Massachusetts 10 miles
Kingston (CDP) Hanover, Massachusetts 10 miles
Lakeville Taunton, Massachusetts 8 miles
Lancaster Fitchburg, Massachusetts 10 miles
Lanesborough Pittsfield, Massachusetts 6 miles
Lee Pittsfield, Massachusetts 10 miles
Lee (CDP) Pittsfield, Massachusetts 10 miles
Leicester Worcester, Massachusetts 6 miles
Lenox Pittsfield, Massachusetts 6 miles
Lenox (CDP) Pittsfield, Massachusetts 7 miles
Lenox Dale Pittsfield, Massachusetts 8 miles
Leominster Fitchburg, Massachusetts 5 miles
Leverett Holyoke, Massachusetts 19 miles
Lexington Waltham, Massachusetts 4 miles
Lexington (CDP) Waltham, Massachusetts 4 miles
Leyden Keene, New Hampshire 24 miles
Lincoln Waltham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Littleton Lowell, Massachusetts 12 miles
Littleton Common Lowell, Massachusetts 11 miles
Longmeadow Springfield, Massachusetts 5 miles
Longmeadow (CDP) Springfield, Massachusetts 4 miles
Ludlow Holyoke, Massachusetts 8 miles
Lunenburg Fitchburg, Massachusetts 4 miles
Lunenburg (CDP) Fitchburg, Massachusetts 4 miles
Lynnfield Lynn, Massachusetts 7 miles
Lynnfield (CDP) Lynn, Massachusetts 7 miles
Madaket Hyannis, Massachusetts 27 miles
Manchester-by-the-Sea Salem, Massachusetts 7 miles
Mansfield Attleboro, Massachusetts 6 miles
Mansfield Center Attleboro, Massachusetts 6 miles
Marblehead Salem, Massachusetts 4 miles
Marblehead (CDP) Salem, Massachusetts 2 miles
Marion East Falmouth, Massachusetts 10 miles
Marion Center East Falmouth, Massachusetts 9 miles
Marlborough Framingham, Massachusetts 9 miles
Marshfield Hanover, Massachusetts 6 miles
Marshfield (CDP) Hanover, Massachusetts 6 miles
Marshfield Hills Hanover, Massachusetts 5 miles
Mashpee East Falmouth, Massachusetts 6 miles
Mashpee Neck East Falmouth, Massachusetts 8 miles
Mattapoisett New Bedford, Massachusetts 6 miles
Mattapoisett Center New Bedford, Massachusetts 7 miles
Maynard Framingham, Massachusetts 10 miles
Maynard (CDP) Framingham, Massachusetts 11 miles
Medfield Norwood, Massachusetts 6 miles
Medfield (CDP) Norwood, Massachusetts 6 miles
Medford Malden, Massachusetts 2 miles
Medway Framingham, Massachusetts 9 miles
Melrose Malden, Massachusetts 3 miles
Mendon Woonsocket, Rhode Island 7 miles
Merrimac Haverhill, Massachusetts 5 miles
Methuen Town Lawrence, Massachusetts 4 miles
Middleborough Taunton, Massachusetts 11 miles
Middleborough Center Taunton, Massachusetts 8 miles
Middlefield Pittsfield, Massachusetts 13 miles
Middleton Salem, Massachusetts 8 miles
Milford Woonsocket, Rhode Island 10 miles
Milford (CDP) Woonsocket, Rhode Island 9 miles
Millbury Worcester, Massachusetts 5 miles
Millers Falls Gardner, Massachusetts 26 miles
Millis Framingham, Massachusetts 8 miles
Millis-Clicquot Norwood, Massachusetts 8 miles
Millville Woonsocket, Rhode Island 6 miles
Milton Roslindale, Massachusetts 4 miles
Milton (CDP) Quincy, Massachusetts 3 miles
Monomoscoy Island East Falmouth, Massachusetts 6 miles
Monroe North Adams, Massachusetts 7 miles
Monson Springfield, Massachusetts 14 miles
Monson Center Springfield, Massachusetts 16 miles
Montague Holyoke, Massachusetts 25 miles
Monterey Pittsfield, Massachusetts 18 miles
Montgomery Holyoke, Massachusetts 12 miles
Monument Beach East Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 miles
Mount Washington Hudson, New York 19 miles
Nahant Lynn, Massachusetts 3 miles
Nahant (CDP) Lynn, Massachusetts 3 miles
Nantucket Hyannis, Massachusetts 27 miles
Nantucket (CDP) Hyannis, Massachusetts 27 miles
Natick Framingham, Massachusetts 3 miles
Needham Roslindale, Massachusetts 6 miles
Needham (CDP) Roslindale, Massachusetts 5 miles
New Ashford North Adams, Massachusetts 8 miles
New Braintree Worcester, Massachusetts 18 miles
Newbury Haverhill, Massachusetts 10 miles
Newburyport Haverhill, Massachusetts 10 miles
New Marlborough Torrington, Connecticut 22 miles
New Salem Gardner, Massachusetts 19 miles
New Seabury East Falmouth, Massachusetts 8 miles
Newton Waltham, Massachusetts 3 miles
Norfolk Norwood, Massachusetts 7 miles
Northampton Holyoke, Massachusetts 8 miles
North Andover Lawrence, Massachusetts 3 miles
North Attleborough Town Attleboro, Massachusetts 3 miles
Northborough Worcester, Massachusetts 9 miles
Northborough (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 9 miles
Northbridge Worcester, Massachusetts 12 miles
North Brookfield Worcester, Massachusetts 14 miles
North Brookfield (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 14 miles
North Eastham Hyannis, Massachusetts 21 miles
North Falmouth East Falmouth, Massachusetts 2 miles
Northfield Keene, New Hampshire 20 miles
Northfield (CDP) Keene, New Hampshire 19 miles
North Lakeville Taunton, Massachusetts 8 miles
North Pembroke Hanover, Massachusetts 2 miles
North Plymouth Hanover, Massachusetts 12 miles
North Reading Lawrence, Massachusetts 9 miles
North Scituate Hanover, Massachusetts 7 miles
North Seekonk Pawtucket, Rhode Island 3 miles
Northwest Harwich Hyannis, Massachusetts 10 miles
North Westport Fall River, Massachusetts 5 miles
Norton Attleboro, Massachusetts 5 miles
Norton Center Attleboro, Massachusetts 5 miles
Norwell Hanover, Massachusetts 3 miles
Norwood (CDP) Norwood, Massachusetts 2 miles
Oak Bluffs East Falmouth, Massachusetts 11 miles
Oak Bluffs (CDP) East Falmouth, Massachusetts 11 miles
Oakham Worcester, Massachusetts 14 miles
Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock Hanover, Massachusetts 8 miles
Ocean Grove Fall River, Massachusetts 3 miles
Onset East Falmouth, Massachusetts 9 miles
Orange Gardner, Massachusetts 16 miles
Orange (CDP) Gardner, Massachusetts 16 miles
Orleans Hyannis, Massachusetts 19 miles
Orleans (CDP) Hyannis, Massachusetts 18 miles
Otis Pittsfield, Massachusetts 19 miles
Oxford Worcester, Massachusetts 10 miles
Oxford (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 10 miles
Palmer Town Holyoke, Massachusetts 15 miles
Paxton Worcester, Massachusetts 8 miles
Peabody Salem, Massachusetts 2 miles
Pelham Holyoke, Massachusetts 15 miles
Pembroke Hanover, Massachusetts 3 miles
Pepperell Nashua, New Hampshire 9 miles
Pepperell (CDP) Nashua, New Hampshire 9 miles
Peru Pittsfield, Massachusetts 12 miles
Petersham Gardner, Massachusetts 14 miles
Petersham (CDP) Gardner, Massachusetts 11 miles
Phillipston Gardner, Massachusetts 8 miles
Pinehurst Lowell, Massachusetts 9 miles
Plainfield North Adams, Massachusetts 16 miles
Plainville Attleboro, Massachusetts 5 miles
Plymouth Hanover, Massachusetts 18 miles
Plymouth (CDP) Hanover, Massachusetts 13 miles
Plympton Hanover, Massachusetts 11 miles
Pocasset East Falmouth, Massachusetts 5 miles
Popponesset East Falmouth, Massachusetts 8 miles
Popponesset Island East Falmouth, Massachusetts 8 miles
Princeton Gardner, Massachusetts 10 miles
Provincetown Hyannis, Massachusetts 29 miles
Provincetown (CDP) Hyannis, Massachusetts 29 miles
Randolph Town Quincy, Massachusetts 6 miles
Raynham Taunton, Massachusetts 2 miles
Raynham Center Taunton, Massachusetts 2 miles
Reading Malden, Massachusetts 8 miles
Reading (CDP) Malden, Massachusetts 7 miles
Rehoboth Attleboro, Massachusetts 7 miles
Revere Malden, Massachusetts 3 miles
Richmond Pittsfield, Massachusetts 7 miles
Rochester New Bedford, Massachusetts 10 miles
Rockland Hanover, Massachusetts 5 miles
Rockport Salem, Massachusetts 17 miles
Rockport (CDP) Salem, Massachusetts 17 miles
Rowe North Adams, Massachusetts 10 miles
Rowley Haverhill, Massachusetts 11 miles
Rowley (CDP) Haverhill, Massachusetts 11 miles
Royalston Gardner, Massachusetts 13 miles
Russell Holyoke, Massachusetts 13 miles
Russell (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 13 miles
Rutland Worcester, Massachusetts 12 miles
Rutland (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 11 miles
Sagamore East Falmouth, Massachusetts 12 miles
Salisbury Haverhill, Massachusetts 13 miles
Salisbury (CDP) Haverhill, Massachusetts 12 miles
Sandisfield Torrington, Connecticut 21 miles
Sandwich East Falmouth, Massachusetts 10 miles
Sandwich (CDP) East Falmouth, Massachusetts 12 miles
Saugus Lynn, Massachusetts 4 miles
Saugus (CDP) Lynn, Massachusetts 4 miles
Savoy North Adams, Massachusetts 9 miles
Scituate Hanover, Massachusetts 7 miles
Scituate (CDP) Hanover, Massachusetts 7 miles
Seabrook East Falmouth, Massachusetts 6 miles
Seconsett Island East Falmouth, Massachusetts 6 miles
Seekonk Pawtucket, Rhode Island 4 miles
Sharon Norwood, Massachusetts 4 miles
Sharon (CDP) Norwood, Massachusetts 3 miles
Sheffield Hudson, New York 24 miles
Shelburne North Adams, Massachusetts 23 miles
Shelburne Falls North Adams, Massachusetts 20 miles
Sherborn Framingham, Massachusetts 4 miles
Shirley Fitchburg, Massachusetts 8 miles
Shirley (CDP) Fitchburg, Massachusetts 8 miles
Shrewsbury Worcester, Massachusetts 5 miles
Shutesbury Holyoke, Massachusetts 20 miles
Siasconset Hyannis, Massachusetts 32 miles
Smith Mills New Bedford, Massachusetts 3 miles
Somerset Fall River, Massachusetts 2 miles
Somerset (CDP) Fall River, Massachusetts 5 miles
Somerville Cambridge, Massachusetts 2 miles
Southampton Holyoke, Massachusetts 7 miles
South Ashburnham Gardner, Massachusetts 4 miles
Southborough Framingham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Southbridge Town Worcester, Massachusetts 18 miles
South Deerfield Holyoke, Massachusetts 19 miles
South Dennis Hyannis, Massachusetts 7 miles
South Duxbury Hanover, Massachusetts 9 miles
South Hadley Holyoke, Massachusetts 4 miles
South Lancaster Fitchburg, Massachusetts 11 miles
Southwick Springfield, Massachusetts 10 miles
South Yarmouth Hyannis, Massachusetts 6 miles
Spencer Worcester, Massachusetts 10 miles
Spencer (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 10 miles
Sterling Fitchburg, Massachusetts 10 miles
Stockbridge Pittsfield, Massachusetts 11 miles
Stoneham Malden, Massachusetts 4 miles
Stoneham (CDP) Malden, Massachusetts 4 miles
Stoughton Brockton, Massachusetts 3 miles
Stow Framingham, Massachusetts 12 miles
Sturbridge Worcester, Massachusetts 18 miles
Sturbridge (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 18 miles
Sudbury Framingham, Massachusetts 7 miles
Sunderland Holyoke, Massachusetts 18 miles
Sutton Worcester, Massachusetts 9 miles
Swampscott Lynn, Massachusetts 3 miles
Swampscott (CDP) Lynn, Massachusetts 1 miles
Swansea Fall River, Massachusetts 5 miles
Teaticket East Falmouth, Massachusetts 3 miles
Templeton Gardner, Massachusetts 4 miles
Tewksbury Lowell, Massachusetts 4 miles
The Pinehills Hanover, Massachusetts 19 miles
Tisbury East Falmouth, Massachusetts 10 miles
Tolland Torrington, Connecticut 21 miles
Topsfield Salem, Massachusetts 9 miles
Topsfield (CDP) Salem, Massachusetts 8 miles
Townsend Fitchburg, Massachusetts 7 miles
Townsend (CDP) Fitchburg, Massachusetts 8 miles
Truro Hyannis, Massachusetts 28 miles
Turners Falls Keene, New Hampshire 27 miles
Tyngsborough Lowell, Massachusetts 7 miles
Tyringham Pittsfield, Massachusetts 15 miles
Upton Worcester, Massachusetts 12 miles
Upton (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 12 miles
Uxbridge Woonsocket, Rhode Island 10 miles
Vineyard Haven East Falmouth, Massachusetts 11 miles
Wakefield Malden, Massachusetts 6 miles
Wakefield (CDP) Malden, Massachusetts 6 miles
Wales Springfield, Massachusetts 19 miles
Walpole Norwood, Massachusetts 3 miles
Walpole (CDP) Norwood, Massachusetts 3 miles
Ware Holyoke, Massachusetts 17 miles
Ware (CDP) Holyoke, Massachusetts 19 miles
Wareham East Falmouth, Massachusetts 11 miles
Wareham Center East Falmouth, Massachusetts 12 miles
Warren Worcester, Massachusetts 21 miles
Warren (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 20 miles
Warwick Keene, New Hampshire 18 miles
Washington Pittsfield, Massachusetts 8 miles
Watertown Town Waltham, Massachusetts 2 miles
Wayland Framingham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Webster Worcester, Massachusetts 15 miles
Webster (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 15 miles
Wellesley Framingham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Wellesley (CDP) Framingham, Massachusetts 6 miles
Wellfleet Hyannis, Massachusetts 23 miles
Wendell Gardner, Massachusetts 21 miles
Wenham Salem, Massachusetts 5 miles
Westborough Worcester, Massachusetts 10 miles
Westborough (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 10 miles
West Boylston Worcester, Massachusetts 8 miles
West Bridgewater Brockton, Massachusetts 5 miles
West Brookfield Worcester, Massachusetts 18 miles
West Brookfield (CDP) Worcester, Massachusetts 17 miles
West Chatham Hyannis, Massachusetts 16 miles
West Concord Waltham, Massachusetts 11 miles
West Dennis Hyannis, Massachusetts 6 miles
West Falmouth East Falmouth, Massachusetts 1 miles
Westfield Springfield, Massachusetts 8 miles
Westford Lowell, Massachusetts 8 miles
Westhampton Holyoke, Massachusetts 11 miles
Westminster Gardner, Massachusetts 5 miles
West Newbury Haverhill, Massachusetts 6 miles
Weston Waltham, Massachusetts 5 miles
Westport New Bedford, Massachusetts 9 miles
West Springfield Town Springfield, Massachusetts 3 miles
West Stockbridge Pittsfield, Massachusetts 12 miles
West Tisbury East Falmouth, Massachusetts 15 miles
West Wareham New Bedford, Massachusetts 14 miles
West Warren Holyoke, Massachusetts 19 miles
Westwood Norwood, Massachusetts 4 miles
West Yarmouth Hyannis, Massachusetts 3 miles
Weweantic East Falmouth, Massachusetts 11 miles
Weymouth Town Quincy, Massachusetts 4 miles
Whately Holyoke, Massachusetts 16 miles
White Island Shores East Falmouth, Massachusetts 13 miles
Whitinsville Woonsocket, Rhode Island 12 miles
Whitman Brockton, Massachusetts 6 miles
Wilbraham Springfield, Massachusetts 9 miles
Wilbraham (CDP) Springfield, Massachusetts 9 miles
Williamsburg Holyoke, Massachusetts 15 miles
Williamstown North Adams, Massachusetts 6 miles
Williamstown (CDP) North Adams, Massachusetts 5 miles
Wilmington Lawrence, Massachusetts 9 miles
Wilmington (CDP) Lowell, Massachusetts 9 miles
Winchendon Gardner, Massachusetts 8 miles
Winchendon (CDP) Gardner, Massachusetts 9 miles
Winchester Malden, Massachusetts 4 miles
Winchester (CDP) Malden, Massachusetts 4 miles
Windsor Pittsfield, Massachusetts 11 miles
Winthrop Town Boston, Massachusetts 5 miles
Woburn Malden, Massachusetts 6 miles
Woods Hole East Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 miles
Worthington Pittsfield, Massachusetts 16 miles
Wrentham Woonsocket, Rhode Island 6 miles
Yarmouth Hyannis, Massachusetts 4 miles
Yarmouth Port Hyannis, Massachusetts 4 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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