List of Social Security Offices in Mississippi

On this page, you will find a list of the 23 Social Security office locations in Mississippi.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Mississippi, 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 Mississippi with No Social Security Offices

If you live in a city that doesn't have a Social Security office, you can find your nearest office using the table below, along with the distance from your city.

City Nearest Office Distance
Abbeville Olive Branch, Mississippi 36 miles
Aberdeen Columbus, Mississippi 21 miles
Ackerman Starkville, Mississippi 21 miles
Agricola Moss Point, Mississippi 26 miles
Alcorn State University Natchez, Mississippi 28 miles
Algoma Tupelo, Mississippi 17 miles
Alligator Clarksdale, Mississippi 12 miles
Amory Tupelo, Mississippi 24 miles
Anguilla Greenville, Mississippi 33 miles
Arcola Greenville, Mississippi 14 miles
Arkabutla Olive Branch, Mississippi 24 miles
Arnold Line Hattiesburg, Mississippi 4 miles
Artesia Starkville, Mississippi 12 miles
Ashland Olive Branch, Mississippi 38 miles
Austin Clarksdale, Mississippi 31 miles
Baldwyn Tupelo, Mississippi 19 miles
Bassfield Hattiesburg, Mississippi 28 miles
Batesville Grenada, Mississippi 37 miles
Baxterville Hattiesburg, Mississippi 22 miles
Bay Springs Laurel, Mississippi 19 miles
Bay St. Louis Gulfport, Mississippi 17 miles
Beaumont Hattiesburg, Mississippi 26 miles
Beauregard Brookhaven, Mississippi 11 miles
Beechwood Vicksburg, Mississippi 1 miles
Belmont Corinth, Mississippi 33 miles
Belzoni Greenwood, Mississippi 29 miles
Benndale Moss Point, Mississippi 35 miles
Benoit Greenville, Mississippi 17 miles
Benton Jackson, Mississippi 36 miles
Bentonia Jackson, Mississippi 26 miles
Bethlehem Olive Branch, Mississippi 39 miles
Beulah Cleveland, Mississippi 15 miles
Big Creek Grenada, Mississippi 26 miles
Biggersville Corinth, Mississippi 7 miles
Big Point Moss Point, Mississippi 11 miles
Biloxi Gulfport, Mississippi 12 miles
Blue Mountain Tupelo, Mississippi 33 miles
Blue Springs Tupelo, Mississippi 12 miles
Bobo Clarksdale, Mississippi 8 miles
Bogue Chitto Philadelphia, Mississippi 12 miles
Bogue Chitto Brookhaven, Mississippi 10 miles
Bolivar Greenville, Mississippi 17 miles
Bolton Jackson, Mississippi 16 miles
Bond Hattiesburg, Mississippi 29 miles
Booneville Corinth, Mississippi 19 miles
Bovina Vicksburg, Mississippi 6 miles
Boyle Cleveland, Mississippi 4 miles
Brandon Jackson, Mississippi 12 miles
Braxton Jackson, Mississippi 23 miles
Bridgetown Olive Branch, Mississippi 6 miles
Brooksville Starkville, Mississippi 22 miles
Bruce Grenada, Mississippi 32 miles
Buckatunna Jackson, Alabama 38 miles
Bude Brookhaven, Mississippi 23 miles
Burnsville Corinth, Mississippi 12 miles
Byhalia Olive Branch, Mississippi 10 miles
Byram Jackson, Mississippi 9 miles
Caledonia Columbus, Mississippi 12 miles
Calhoun City Grenada, Mississippi 32 miles
Canton Jackson, Mississippi 23 miles
Carrollton Greenwood, Mississippi 17 miles
Carthage Kosciusko, Mississippi 23 miles
Cary Vicksburg, Mississippi 32 miles
Centreville Mccomb, Mississippi 36 miles
Chalybeate Corinth, Mississippi 21 miles
Charleston Grenada, Mississippi 19 miles
Chunky Meridian, Mississippi 14 miles
Clara Laurel, Mississippi 29 miles
Cleary Jackson, Mississippi 9 miles
Clinton Jackson, Mississippi 8 miles
Cloverdale Natchez, Mississippi 3 miles
Coahoma Clarksdale, Mississippi 12 miles
Coffeeville Grenada, Mississippi 17 miles
Coldwater Olive Branch, Mississippi 20 miles
Collins Laurel, Mississippi 25 miles
Collinsville Meridian, Mississippi 10 miles
Columbia Hattiesburg, Mississippi 30 miles
Columbus AFB Columbus, Mississippi 6 miles
Como Olive Branch, Mississippi 31 miles
Conehatta Forest, Mississippi 13 miles
Courtland Grenada, Mississippi 32 miles
Crawford Starkville, Mississippi 17 miles
Crenshaw Clarksdale, Mississippi 30 miles
Crosby Natchez, Mississippi 27 miles
Crowder Clarksdale, Mississippi 25 miles
Cruger Greenwood, Mississippi 14 miles
Crystal Springs Jackson, Mississippi 24 miles
Darling Clarksdale, Mississippi 20 miles
Decatur Philadelphia, Mississippi 22 miles
De Kalb Meridian, Mississippi 25 miles
DeLisle Gulfport, Mississippi 11 miles
Delta City Greenville, Mississippi 28 miles
Dennis Corinth, Mississippi 29 miles
Derma Grenada, Mississippi 33 miles
De Soto Meridian, Mississippi 30 miles
Diamondhead Gulfport, Mississippi 17 miles
D'Iberville Gulfport, Mississippi 12 miles
D'Lo Jackson, Mississippi 27 miles
Doddsville Cleveland, Mississippi 13 miles
Drew Cleveland, Mississippi 11 miles
Dublin Clarksdale, Mississippi 10 miles
Duck Hill Grenada, Mississippi 13 miles
Dumas Tupelo, Mississippi 27 miles
Duncan Clarksdale, Mississippi 15 miles
Dundee Clarksdale, Mississippi 23 miles
Durant Kosciusko, Mississippi 16 miles
Eagle Bend Vicksburg, Mississippi 16 miles
Eastabuchie Hattiesburg, Mississippi 9 miles
Ecru Tupelo, Mississippi 17 miles
Eden Greenwood, Mississippi 38 miles
Edwards Vicksburg, Mississippi 13 miles
Elizabeth Greenville, Mississippi 11 miles
Elliott Grenada, Mississippi 9 miles
Ellisville Laurel, Mississippi 9 miles
Enterprise Meridian, Mississippi 18 miles
Escatawpa Moss Point, Mississippi 1 miles
Ethel Kosciusko, Mississippi 8 miles
Eudora Memphis, Tennessee 16 miles
Eupora Starkville, Mississippi 25 miles
Falcon Clarksdale, Mississippi 22 miles
Falkner Corinth, Mississippi 25 miles
Farmington Corinth, Mississippi 3 miles
Farrell Clarksdale, Mississippi 7 miles
Fayette Natchez, Mississippi 23 miles
Fernwood Mccomb, Mississippi 3 miles
Flora Jackson, Mississippi 18 miles
Florence Jackson, Mississippi 11 miles
Flowood Jackson, Mississippi 3 miles
Foxworth Bogalusa, Louisiana 32 miles
French Camp Kosciusko, Mississippi 19 miles
Friars Point Clarksdale, Mississippi 12 miles
Fulton Tupelo, Mississippi 20 miles
Gattman Columbus, Mississippi 27 miles
Gautier Moss Point, Mississippi 6 miles
Georgetown Brookhaven, Mississippi 27 miles
Glen Corinth, Mississippi 6 miles
Glen Allan Greenville, Mississippi 27 miles
Glendale Hattiesburg, Mississippi 5 miles
Glendora Greenwood, Mississippi 21 miles
Gloster Natchez, Mississippi 32 miles
Gluckstadt Jackson, Mississippi 16 miles
Golden Corinth, Mississippi 35 miles
Goodman Kosciusko, Mississippi 20 miles
Grace Greenville, Mississippi 29 miles
Gulf Hills Gulfport, Mississippi 15 miles
Gulf Park Estates Moss Point, Mississippi 14 miles
Gunnison Cleveland, Mississippi 18 miles
Guntown Tupelo, Mississippi 14 miles
Hamilton Columbus, Mississippi 14 miles
Harperville Forest, Mississippi 10 miles
Hatley Tupelo, Mississippi 27 miles
Hazlehurst Brookhaven, Mississippi 20 miles
Heidelberg Laurel, Mississippi 14 miles
Helena Moss Point, Mississippi 5 miles
Henderson Point Gulfport, Mississippi 14 miles
Hermanville Vicksburg, Mississippi 27 miles
Hernando Olive Branch, Mississippi 13 miles
Hickory Meridian, Mississippi 20 miles
Hickory Flat Tupelo, Mississippi 35 miles
Hide-A-Way Lake Bogalusa, Louisiana 20 miles
Hillsboro Forest, Mississippi 8 miles
Holcomb Grenada, Mississippi 7 miles
Hollandale Greenville, Mississippi 21 miles
Holly Springs Olive Branch, Mississippi 25 miles
Horn Lake Memphis, Tennessee 7 miles
Houston Tupelo, Mississippi 28 miles
Hurley Moss Point, Mississippi 16 miles
Independence Olive Branch, Mississippi 17 miles
Indianola Cleveland, Mississippi 21 miles
Inverness Greenwood, Mississippi 25 miles
Isola Greenwood, Mississippi 29 miles
Itta Bena Greenwood, Mississippi 7 miles
Iuka Corinth, Mississippi 19 miles
Jacinto Corinth, Mississippi 12 miles
Jonestown Clarksdale, Mississippi 10 miles
Jumpertown Corinth, Mississippi 17 miles
Kearney Park Jackson, Mississippi 21 miles
Kilmichael Kosciusko, Mississippi 26 miles
Kiln Gulfport, Mississippi 21 miles
Kirkville Tupelo, Mississippi 20 miles
Kokomo Mccomb, Mississippi 28 miles
Kossuth Corinth, Mississippi 9 miles
Lake Forest, Mississippi 10 miles
Lakeview Memphis, Tennessee 6 miles
Lamar Olive Branch, Mississippi 29 miles
Lambert Clarksdale, Mississippi 16 miles
Latimer Gulfport, Mississippi 15 miles
Lauderdale Meridian, Mississippi 14 miles
Leaf Hattiesburg, Mississippi 37 miles
Leakesville Mobile, Alabama 44 miles
Learned Vicksburg, Mississippi 20 miles
Leland Greenville, Mississippi 10 miles
Lena Forest, Mississippi 18 miles
Lexington Kosciusko, Mississippi 28 miles
Liberty Mccomb, Mississippi 21 miles
Long Beach Gulfport, Mississippi 6 miles
Longview Starkville, Mississippi 6 miles
Louin Forest, Mississippi 23 miles
Louise Greenville, Mississippi 40 miles
Louisville Philadelphia, Mississippi 26 miles
Lucedale Moss Point, Mississippi 34 miles
Lula Clarksdale, Mississippi 18 miles
Lumberton Hattiesburg, Mississippi 22 miles
Lyman Gulfport, Mississippi 5 miles
Lynchburg Memphis, Tennessee 7 miles
Lyon Clarksdale, Mississippi 2 miles
Maben Starkville, Mississippi 15 miles
Macon Starkville, Mississippi 29 miles
Madison Jackson, Mississippi 12 miles
Magee Laurel, Mississippi 36 miles
Magnolia Mccomb, Mississippi 6 miles
Mantachie Tupelo, Mississippi 16 miles
Mantee Starkville, Mississippi 23 miles
Marietta Tupelo, Mississippi 24 miles
Marion Meridian, Mississippi 3 miles
Marks Clarksdale, Mississippi 17 miles
Mathiston Starkville, Mississippi 17 miles
Mayersville Greenville, Mississippi 35 miles
McCool Kosciusko, Mississippi 16 miles
McLain Hattiesburg, Mississippi 32 miles
Meadville Brookhaven, Mississippi 26 miles
Mendenhall Jackson, Mississippi 30 miles
Meridian Station Meridian, Mississippi 11 miles
Merigold Cleveland, Mississippi 6 miles
Metcalfe Greenville, Mississippi 4 miles
Mississippi State Starkville, Mississippi 3 miles
Mississippi Valley State University Greenwood, Mississippi 8 miles
Mize Laurel, Mississippi 26 miles
Monticello Brookhaven, Mississippi 22 miles
Montrose Forest, Mississippi 21 miles
Mooreville Tupelo, Mississippi 10 miles
Moorhead Greenwood, Mississippi 18 miles
Morgan City Greenwood, Mississippi 13 miles
Morgantown Natchez, Mississippi 4 miles
Morton Forest, Mississippi 10 miles
Moselle Hattiesburg, Mississippi 14 miles
Mound Bayou Cleveland, Mississippi 8 miles
Mount Olive Laurel, Mississippi 30 miles
Mount Pleasant Olive Branch, Mississippi 18 miles
Myrtle Tupelo, Mississippi 30 miles
Nellieburg Meridian, Mississippi 4 miles
Nettleton Tupelo, Mississippi 14 miles
New Albany Tupelo, Mississippi 22 miles
New Augusta Hattiesburg, Mississippi 18 miles
New Hamilton Columbus, Mississippi 14 miles
New Hebron Brookhaven, Mississippi 31 miles
New Hope Columbus, Mississippi 8 miles
New Houlka Tupelo, Mississippi 21 miles
New Site Corinth, Mississippi 25 miles
Newton Forest, Mississippi 19 miles
Nicholson Lacombe, Louisiana 15 miles
Nitta Yuma Greenville, Mississippi 29 miles
North Carrollton Greenwood, Mississippi 17 miles
North Tunica Memphis, Tennessee 30 miles
Noxapater Philadelphia, Mississippi 17 miles
Oak Grove Hattiesburg, Mississippi 5 miles
Oakland Grenada, Mississippi 19 miles
Ocean Springs Gulfport, Mississippi 15 miles
Okolona Tupelo, Mississippi 17 miles
Osyka Mccomb, Mississippi 15 miles
Ovett Laurel, Mississippi 18 miles
Oxford Olive Branch, Mississippi 44 miles
Pace Cleveland, Mississippi 8 miles
Pachuta Laurel, Mississippi 26 miles
Paden Corinth, Mississippi 22 miles
Panther Burn Greenville, Mississippi 26 miles
Paris Grenada, Mississippi 35 miles
Pascagoula Moss Point, Mississippi 5 miles
Pass Christian Gulfport, Mississippi 12 miles
Pattison Vicksburg, Mississippi 32 miles
Pearl Jackson, Mississippi 4 miles
Pearlington Lacombe, Louisiana 20 miles
Pearl River Philadelphia, Mississippi 8 miles
Pelahatchie Forest, Mississippi 19 miles
Petal Hattiesburg, Mississippi 5 miles
Pheba Starkville, Mississippi 11 miles
Picayune Lacombe, Louisiana 18 miles
Pickens Kosciusko, Mississippi 26 miles
Pittsboro Grenada, Mississippi 32 miles
Plantersville Tupelo, Mississippi 6 miles
Pleasant Hill Olive Branch, Mississippi 4 miles
Polkville Forest, Mississippi 16 miles
Pontotoc Tupelo, Mississippi 14 miles
Pope Grenada, Mississippi 30 miles
Poplarville Bogalusa, Louisiana 20 miles
Porterville Meridian, Mississippi 24 miles
Port Gibson Vicksburg, Mississippi 28 miles
Potts Camp Olive Branch, Mississippi 37 miles
Prentiss Brookhaven, Mississippi 36 miles
Puckett Forest, Mississippi 25 miles
Purvis Hattiesburg, Mississippi 12 miles
Quitman Meridian, Mississippi 25 miles
Raleigh Forest, Mississippi 22 miles
Randolph Tupelo, Mississippi 24 miles
Rawls Springs Hattiesburg, Mississippi 6 miles
Raymond Jackson, Mississippi 14 miles
Red Banks Olive Branch, Mississippi 18 miles
Redwater Kosciusko, Mississippi 21 miles
Redwood Vicksburg, Mississippi 9 miles
Rena Lara Clarksdale, Mississippi 13 miles
Renova Cleveland, Mississippi 1 miles
Richland Jackson, Mississippi 5 miles
Richton Hattiesburg, Mississippi 23 miles
Ridgeland Jackson, Mississippi 9 miles
Rienzi Corinth, Mississippi 11 miles
Ripley Corinth, Mississippi 29 miles
Robinhood Jackson, Mississippi 15 miles
Rolling Fork Greenville, Mississippi 36 miles
Rosedale Cleveland, Mississippi 19 miles
Roxie Natchez, Mississippi 20 miles
Ruleville Cleveland, Mississippi 10 miles
Runnelstown Hattiesburg, Mississippi 14 miles
Sallis Kosciusko, Mississippi 11 miles
Saltillo Tupelo, Mississippi 9 miles
Sandersville Laurel, Mississippi 8 miles
Sardis Olive Branch, Mississippi 36 miles
Satartia Vicksburg, Mississippi 28 miles
Saucier Gulfport, Mississippi 15 miles
Schlater Greenwood, Mississippi 11 miles
Scooba Meridian, Mississippi 32 miles
Scott Greenville, Mississippi 13 miles
Sebastopol Forest, Mississippi 17 miles
Seminary Hattiesburg, Mississippi 21 miles
Senatobia Olive Branch, Mississippi 24 miles
Shannon Tupelo, Mississippi 10 miles
Sharon Laurel, Mississippi 5 miles
Shaw Cleveland, Mississippi 11 miles
Shelby Cleveland, Mississippi 14 miles
Sherman Tupelo, Mississippi 9 miles
Shubuta Laurel, Mississippi 28 miles
Shuqualak Philadelphia, Mississippi 34 miles
Sidon Greenwood, Mississippi 8 miles
Silver City Greenwood, Mississippi 34 miles
Silver Creek Brookhaven, Mississippi 28 miles
Skene Cleveland, Mississippi 6 miles
Slate Springs Grenada, Mississippi 28 miles
Sledge Clarksdale, Mississippi 26 miles
Smithville Tupelo, Mississippi 24 miles
Snow Lake Shores Olive Branch, Mississippi 35 miles
Soso Laurel, Mississippi 8 miles
Southaven Memphis, Tennessee 5 miles
Standing Pine Philadelphia, Mississippi 20 miles
State Line Jackson, Alabama 36 miles
Stewart Kosciusko, Mississippi 28 miles
St. Martin Gulfport, Mississippi 13 miles
Stoneville Greenville, Mississippi 9 miles
Stonewall Meridian, Mississippi 20 miles
Strayhorn Olive Branch, Mississippi 29 miles
Sturgis Starkville, Mississippi 14 miles
Summit Mccomb, Mississippi 4 miles
Sumner Clarksdale, Mississippi 20 miles
Sumrall Hattiesburg, Mississippi 15 miles
Sunflower Cleveland, Mississippi 18 miles
Sylvarena Laurel, Mississippi 24 miles
Symonds Cleveland, Mississippi 11 miles
Taylor Grenada, Mississippi 37 miles
Taylorsville Laurel, Mississippi 18 miles
Tchula Greenwood, Mississippi 24 miles
Terry Jackson, Mississippi 15 miles
Thaxton Tupelo, Mississippi 25 miles
Tillatoba Grenada, Mississippi 14 miles
Tishomingo Corinth, Mississippi 25 miles
Toccopola Tupelo, Mississippi 28 miles
Toomsuba Meridian, Mississippi 12 miles
Tremont Tupelo, Mississippi 28 miles
Tucker Philadelphia, Mississippi 4 miles
Tula Tupelo, Mississippi 35 miles
Tunica Memphis, Tennessee 31 miles
Tunica Resorts Memphis, Tennessee 22 miles
Tutwiler Clarksdale, Mississippi 15 miles
Tylertown Mccomb, Mississippi 21 miles
Union Philadelphia, Mississippi 13 miles
University Olive Branch, Mississippi 44 miles
Utica Vicksburg, Mississippi 20 miles
Vaiden Kosciusko, Mississippi 21 miles
Valley Park Vicksburg, Mississippi 20 miles
Vancleave Moss Point, Mississippi 12 miles
Van Vleet Tupelo, Mississippi 20 miles
Vardaman Starkville, Mississippi 35 miles
Verona Tupelo, Mississippi 4 miles
Victoria Olive Branch, Mississippi 14 miles
Wade Moss Point, Mississippi 15 miles
Walls Memphis, Tennessee 8 miles
Walnut Corinth, Mississippi 23 miles
Walnut Grove Forest, Mississippi 16 miles
Walthall Starkville, Mississippi 27 miles
Waterford Olive Branch, Mississippi 30 miles
Water Valley Grenada, Mississippi 28 miles
Waveland Gulfport, Mississippi 20 miles
Waynesboro Laurel, Mississippi 30 miles
Webb Clarksdale, Mississippi 22 miles
Weir Kosciusko, Mississippi 22 miles
Wesson Brookhaven, Mississippi 10 miles
West Kosciusko, Mississippi 15 miles
West Hattiesburg Hattiesburg, Mississippi 3 miles
West Point Columbus, Mississippi 13 miles
Wheeler Tupelo, Mississippi 24 miles
White Oak Memphis, Tennessee 33 miles
Wiggins Gulfport, Mississippi 30 miles
Winona Grenada, Mississippi 22 miles
Winstonville Cleveland, Mississippi 11 miles
Winterville Greenville, Mississippi 6 miles
Woodland Starkville, Mississippi 25 miles
Woodville Natchez, Mississippi 30 miles
Yazoo City Jackson, Mississippi 40 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.


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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