List of Social Security Offices in New Mexico

On this page, you will find a list of the 11 Social Security office locations in New Mexico.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico 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
Abeytas Albuquerque, New Mexico 43 miles
Abiquiu Santa Fe, New Mexico 43 miles
Acomita Lake Albuquerque, New Mexico 54 miles
Adelino Albuquerque, New Mexico 26 miles
Agua Fria Santa Fe, New Mexico 3 miles
Alamillo Albuquerque, New Mexico 59 miles
Alamo Albuquerque, New Mexico 67 miles
Alamogordo Las Cruces, New Mexico 61 miles
Alcalde Santa Fe, New Mexico 30 miles
Algodones Rio Rancho, New Mexico 7 miles
Alma Safford, Arizona 61 miles
Angel Fire Las Vegas, New Mexico 53 miles
Angustura Farmington, New Mexico 16 miles
Animas Douglas, Arizona 60 miles
Anthony El Paso, Texas 18 miles
Anton Chico Las Vegas, New Mexico 29 miles
Anzac Village Albuquerque, New Mexico 62 miles
Apache Creek Show Low, Arizona 85 miles
Aragon Show Low, Arizona 89 miles
Arenas Valley Las Cruces, New Mexico 89 miles
Arrey Las Cruces, New Mexico 48 miles
Arroyo Hondo Santa Fe, New Mexico 3 miles
Arroyo Hondo Santa Fe, New Mexico 63 miles
Arroyo Seco Santa Fe, New Mexico 63 miles
Artesia Carlsbad, New Mexico 29 miles
Atoka Carlsbad, New Mexico 24 miles
Aztec Farmington, New Mexico 11 miles
Barton Albuquerque, New Mexico 23 miles
Bayard Las Cruces, New Mexico 85 miles
Becenti Gallup, New Mexico 36 miles
Beclabito Farmington, New Mexico 47 miles
Belen Albuquerque, New Mexico 30 miles
Bent Las Cruces, New Mexico 77 miles
Berino Las Cruces, New Mexico 21 miles
Bernalillo Rio Rancho, New Mexico 2 miles
Bibo Albuquerque, New Mexico 42 miles
Black Hat Gallup, New Mexico 16 miles
Black Rock Gallup, New Mexico 31 miles
Blanco Farmington, New Mexico 20 miles
Bloomfield Farmington, New Mexico 12 miles
Bluewater Gallup, New Mexico 34 miles
Bluewater Village Gallup, New Mexico 46 miles
Boles Acres Las Cruces, New Mexico 55 miles
Borrego Pass Gallup, New Mexico 40 miles
Bosque Farms Albuquerque, New Mexico 16 miles
Brazos Alamosa, Colorado 62 miles
Brimhall Nizhoni Gallup, New Mexico 17 miles
Broadview Gallup, New Mexico 52 miles
Buckhorn Safford, Arizona 61 miles
Butterfield Park Las Cruces, New Mexico 8 miles
Caballo Las Cruces, New Mexico 54 miles
Cañada de los Alamos Santa Fe, New Mexico 8 miles
Candy Kitchen Gallup, New Mexico 44 miles
Canjilon Santa Fe, New Mexico 63 miles
Cannon AFB Clovis, New Mexico 8 miles
Cañon Rio Rancho, New Mexico 26 miles
Cañoncito Santa Fe, New Mexico 11 miles
Cañones Santa Fe, New Mexico 44 miles
Canova Santa Fe, New Mexico 35 miles
Capitan Roswell, New Mexico 61 miles
Capulin Trinidad, Colorado 41 miles
Carnuel Albuquerque, New Mexico 11 miles
Carrizozo Roswell, New Mexico 80 miles
Casa Colorada Albuquerque, New Mexico 35 miles
Casas Adobes Las Cruces, New Mexico 76 miles
Catalpa Canyon Gallup, New Mexico 2 miles
Causey Clovis, New Mexico 38 miles
Cedar Crest Albuquerque, New Mexico 16 miles
Cedar Grove Rio Rancho, New Mexico 24 miles
Cedar Hill Farmington, New Mexico 20 miles
Cedro Albuquerque, New Mexico 18 miles
Center Point Farmington, New Mexico 15 miles
Chama Alamosa, Colorado 55 miles
Chamberino Las Cruces, New Mexico 21 miles
Chamisal Santa Fe, New Mexico 37 miles
Chamita Santa Fe, New Mexico 29 miles
Chamizal Albuquerque, New Mexico 61 miles
Chaparral El Paso, Texas 20 miles
Chical Albuquerque, New Mexico 15 miles
Chili Santa Fe, New Mexico 33 miles
Chilili Albuquerque, New Mexico 27 miles
Chimayo Santa Fe, New Mexico 24 miles
Chupadero Santa Fe, New Mexico 12 miles
Church Rock Gallup, New Mexico 6 miles
Cimarron Trinidad, Colorado 51 miles
City of the Sun Las Cruces, New Mexico 62 miles
Clayton Trinidad, Colorado 88 miles
Cliff Safford, Arizona 65 miles
Cloudcroft Las Cruces, New Mexico 73 miles
Cobre Las Cruces, New Mexico 84 miles
Cochiti Santa Fe, New Mexico 22 miles
Cochiti Lake Santa Fe, New Mexico 21 miles
Columbus Las Cruces, New Mexico 62 miles
Conchas Dam Las Vegas, New Mexico 61 miles
Conejo Santa Fe, New Mexico 2 miles
Continental Divide Gallup, New Mexico 23 miles
Cordova Santa Fe, New Mexico 25 miles
Corona Albuquerque, New Mexico 83 miles
Corrales Rio Rancho, New Mexico 6 miles
Costilla Alamosa, Colorado 40 miles
Cotton City Douglas, Arizona 65 miles
Coyote Santa Fe, New Mexico 51 miles
Crestview Gallup, New Mexico 9 miles
Crouch Mesa Farmington, New Mexico 6 miles
Crownpoint Gallup, New Mexico 33 miles
Cruzville Show Low, Arizona 83 miles
Crystal Chinle, Arizona 34 miles
Cuartelez Santa Fe, New Mexico 23 miles
Cuba Rio Rancho, New Mexico 53 miles
Cubero Albuquerque, New Mexico 49 miles
Cundiyo Santa Fe, New Mexico 21 miles
Cuyamungue Santa Fe, New Mexico 15 miles
Cuyamungue Grant Santa Fe, New Mexico 13 miles
Datil Albuquerque, New Mexico 94 miles
Deer Canyon Albuquerque, New Mexico 50 miles
Deming Las Cruces, New Mexico 58 miles
Des Moines Trinidad, Colorado 46 miles
Dexter Roswell, New Mexico 16 miles
Dixon Santa Fe, New Mexico 38 miles
Doña Ana Las Cruces, New Mexico 5 miles
Dora Clovis, New Mexico 35 miles
Dulce Durango, Colorado 53 miles
Duran Las Vegas, New Mexico 80 miles
Eagle Nest Trinidad, Colorado 60 miles
East Pecos Santa Fe, New Mexico 18 miles
Edgewood Rio Rancho, New Mexico 24 miles
Edith Endave Rio Rancho, New Mexico 8 miles
El Cerro Albuquerque, New Mexico 25 miles
El Cerro Mission Albuquerque, New Mexico 22 miles
Eldorado at Santa Fe Santa Fe, New Mexico 9 miles
El Duende Santa Fe, New Mexico 30 miles
Elephant Butte Las Cruces, New Mexico 61 miles
Elida Clovis, New Mexico 42 miles
El Morro Valley Gallup, New Mexico 40 miles
El Rancho Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 miles
El Rito Santa Fe, New Mexico 49 miles
El Valle de Arroyo Seco Santa Fe, New Mexico 21 miles
Encantado Santa Fe, New Mexico 10 miles
Encinal Albuquerque, New Mexico 46 miles
Encino Las Vegas, New Mexico 68 miles
Ensenada Alamosa, Colorado 63 miles
Escondida Albuquerque, New Mexico 69 miles
Escudilla Bonita Show Low, Arizona 58 miles
Española Santa Fe, New Mexico 25 miles
Estancia Albuquerque, New Mexico 41 miles
Eunice Hobbs, New Mexico 20 miles
Fairacres Las Cruces, New Mexico 6 miles
Faywood Las Cruces, New Mexico 68 miles
Fence Lake Gallup, New Mexico 60 miles
Flora Vista Farmington, New Mexico 6 miles
Floyd Clovis, New Mexico 27 miles
Folsom Trinidad, Colorado 39 miles
Fort Sumner Clovis, New Mexico 60 miles
Fort Wingate Gallup, New Mexico 10 miles
Fruitland Farmington, New Mexico 12 miles
Galisteo Santa Fe, New Mexico 18 miles
Gallina Santa Fe, New Mexico 62 miles
Gamerco Gallup, New Mexico 4 miles
Garfield Las Cruces, New Mexico 41 miles
Gila Safford, Arizona 67 miles
Gila Hot Springs Safford, Arizona 92 miles
Glen Acres Safford, Arizona 67 miles
Glenwood Safford, Arizona 59 miles
Glorieta Santa Fe, New Mexico 12 miles
Golden Rio Rancho, New Mexico 21 miles
Golden Acres Gallup, New Mexico 50 miles
Grady Clovis, New Mexico 28 miles
Grants Gallup, New Mexico 55 miles
Grenville Trinidad, Colorado 63 miles
Hachita Douglas, Arizona 83 miles
Hagerman Roswell, New Mexico 23 miles
Hanover Las Cruces, New Mexico 84 miles
Happy Valley Carlsbad, New Mexico 2 miles
Hatch Las Cruces, New Mexico 32 miles
Haystack Gallup, New Mexico 45 miles
Hernandez Santa Fe, New Mexico 29 miles
Highland Meadows Albuquerque, New Mexico 31 miles
High Rolls Las Cruces, New Mexico 68 miles
Hillsboro Las Cruces, New Mexico 61 miles
Holloman AFB Las Cruces, New Mexico 52 miles
Homer C Jones Gallup, New Mexico 38 miles
Homestead Albuquerque, New Mexico 95 miles
Hope Carlsbad, New Mexico 38 miles
Hot Springs Landing Las Cruces, New Mexico 65 miles
House Clovis, New Mexico 43 miles
Hurley Las Cruces, New Mexico 84 miles
Hyde Park Santa Fe, New Mexico 6 miles
Indian Hills Albuquerque, New Mexico 30 miles
Isleta Albuquerque, New Mexico 12 miles
Iyanbito Gallup, New Mexico 13 miles
Jacona Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 miles
Jaconita Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 miles
Jal Hobbs, New Mexico 42 miles
Jamestown Gallup, New Mexico 16 miles
Jarales Albuquerque, New Mexico 33 miles
Jemez Pueblo Rio Rancho, New Mexico 22 miles
Jemez Springs Rio Rancho, New Mexico 31 miles
Keeler Farm Las Cruces, New Mexico 58 miles
Kingston Las Cruces, New Mexico 68 miles
Kirtland Farmington, New Mexico 10 miles
Kirtland AFB Albuquerque, New Mexico 6 miles
La Bajada Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 miles
La Boca Durango, Colorado 22 miles
La Cienega Santa Fe, New Mexico 11 miles
La Cueva Rio Rancho, New Mexico 38 miles
La Cueva Santa Fe, New Mexico 14 miles
Laguna Albuquerque, New Mexico 41 miles
La Hacienda Las Cruces, New Mexico 57 miles
La Huerta Carlsbad, New Mexico 2 miles
La Jara Rio Rancho, New Mexico 57 miles
La Joya Albuquerque, New Mexico 52 miles
Lake Arthur Roswell, New Mexico 29 miles
Lake Roberts Safford, Arizona 91 miles
Lake Roberts Heights Las Cruces, New Mexico 93 miles
Lake Sumner Clovis, New Mexico 69 miles
Lake Valley Farmington, New Mexico 47 miles
La Luz Las Cruces, New Mexico 65 miles
La Madera Santa Fe, New Mexico 50 miles
La Madera Rio Rancho, New Mexico 14 miles
La Mesa Las Cruces, New Mexico 16 miles
La Mesilla Santa Fe, New Mexico 21 miles
Lamy Santa Fe, New Mexico 13 miles
La Plata Farmington, New Mexico 11 miles
La Puebla Santa Fe, New Mexico 23 miles
Las Campanas Santa Fe, New Mexico 6 miles
Las Maravillas Albuquerque, New Mexico 24 miles
Las Nutrias Albuquerque, New Mexico 42 miles
Las Palomas Las Cruces, New Mexico 59 miles
Las Tusas Gallup, New Mexico 37 miles
La Tierra Santa Fe, New Mexico 7 miles
La Union El Paso, Texas 17 miles
La Villita Santa Fe, New Mexico 31 miles
Lee Acres Farmington, New Mexico 10 miles
Lemitar Albuquerque, New Mexico 65 miles
Lindrith Farmington, New Mexico 71 miles
Little Walnut Village Safford, Arizona 84 miles
Livingston Wheeler Carlsbad, New Mexico 4 miles
Llano del Medio Las Vegas, New Mexico 31 miles
Lobo Canyon Gallup, New Mexico 60 miles
Loco Hills Carlsbad, New Mexico 31 miles
Logan Clovis, New Mexico 66 miles
Lordsburg Safford, Arizona 68 miles
Los Alamos Santa Fe, New Mexico 25 miles
Los Cerrillos Santa Fe, New Mexico 18 miles
Los Chaves Albuquerque, New Mexico 25 miles
Los Luceros Santa Fe, New Mexico 32 miles
Los Lunas Albuquerque, New Mexico 20 miles
Los Ojos Alamosa, Colorado 64 miles
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Albuquerque, New Mexico 6 miles
Loving Carlsbad, New Mexico 14 miles
Lovington Hobbs, New Mexico 20 miles
Lower Frisco Safford, Arizona 78 miles
Luis Lopez Albuquerque, New Mexico 76 miles
Lumberton Durango, Colorado 56 miles
Luna Show Low, Arizona 68 miles
Lybrook Farmington, New Mexico 51 miles
Lyden Santa Fe, New Mexico 34 miles
Madrid Santa Fe, New Mexico 20 miles
Madrone Albuquerque, New Mexico 34 miles
Magdalena Albuquerque, New Mexico 75 miles
Malaga Carlsbad, New Mexico 18 miles
Manuelito Gallup, New Mexico 18 miles
Manzano Albuquerque, New Mexico 35 miles
Manzano Springs Albuquerque, New Mexico 25 miles
Maxwell Trinidad, Colorado 44 miles
Mayhill Roswell, New Mexico 65 miles
McCartys Village Albuquerque, New Mexico 57 miles
McGaffey Gallup, New Mexico 15 miles
McIntosh Albuquerque, New Mexico 37 miles
Meadow Lake Albuquerque, New Mexico 20 miles
Medanales Santa Fe, New Mexico 38 miles
Melrose Clovis, New Mexico 25 miles
Mescalero Roswell, New Mexico 74 miles
Mesilla Las Cruces, New Mexico 5 miles
Mesita Albuquerque, New Mexico 38 miles
Mesquite Las Cruces, New Mexico 13 miles
Middle Frisco Safford, Arizona 81 miles
Middle Mesa Durango, Colorado 27 miles
Midway Roswell, New Mexico 8 miles
Milan Gallup, New Mexico 53 miles
Mimbres Las Cruces, New Mexico 79 miles
Mogollon Safford, Arizona 67 miles
Monterey Park Albuquerque, New Mexico 22 miles
Monument Hobbs, New Mexico 10 miles
Moquino Albuquerque, New Mexico 41 miles
Mora Las Vegas, New Mexico 25 miles
Moriarty Albuquerque, New Mexico 35 miles
Morningside Carlsbad, New Mexico 30 miles
Mosquero Las Vegas, New Mexico 72 miles
Mountainair Albuquerque, New Mexico 45 miles
Mountain View Gallup, New Mexico 40 miles
Mountain View Las Cruces, New Mexico 58 miles
Mount Taylor Gallup, New Mexico 58 miles
Nadine Hobbs, New Mexico 7 miles
Nageezi Farmington, New Mexico 43 miles
Nakaibito Gallup, New Mexico 19 miles
Nambe Santa Fe, New Mexico 16 miles
Napi Headquarters Farmington, New Mexico 8 miles
Nara Visa Amarillo, Texas 76 miles
Naschitti Gallup, New Mexico 37 miles
Navajo Gallup, New Mexico 31 miles
Navajo Dam Farmington, New Mexico 32 miles
Nenahnezad Farmington, New Mexico 13 miles
Newcomb Farmington, New Mexico 44 miles
Newkirk Las Vegas, New Mexico 67 miles
Nogal Roswell, New Mexico 69 miles
North Acomita Village Albuquerque, New Mexico 52 miles
North Hobbs Hobbs, New Mexico 3 miles
North Hurley Las Cruces, New Mexico 84 miles
North Light Plant Farmington, New Mexico 11 miles
North San Ysidro Las Vegas, New Mexico 21 miles
North Valley Albuquerque, New Mexico 7 miles
Oasis Las Cruces, New Mexico 51 miles
Ohkay Owingeh Santa Fe, New Mexico 27 miles
Ojo Amarillo Farmington, New Mexico 12 miles
Ojo Caliente Santa Fe, New Mexico 46 miles
Ojo Encino Rio Rancho, New Mexico 61 miles
Ojo Sarco Santa Fe, New Mexico 34 miles
Old Town Las Cruces, New Mexico 69 miles
Organ Las Cruces, New Mexico 11 miles
Orogrande Las Cruces, New Mexico 40 miles
Paa-Ko Rio Rancho, New Mexico 17 miles
Paguate Albuquerque, New Mexico 41 miles
Pajarito Mesa Albuquerque, New Mexico 10 miles
Paradise Hills Albuquerque, New Mexico 9 miles
Paraje Albuquerque, New Mexico 47 miles
Pastura Las Vegas, New Mexico 60 miles
Peak Place Santa Fe, New Mexico 9 miles
Pecan Park Las Cruces, New Mexico 54 miles
Pecos Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 miles
Peña Blanca Santa Fe, New Mexico 21 miles
Peñasco Santa Fe, New Mexico 39 miles
Peralta Albuquerque, New Mexico 17 miles
Picacho Hills Las Cruces, New Mexico 7 miles
Picuris Pueblo Santa Fe, New Mexico 40 miles
Pie Town Gallup, New Mexico 91 miles
Pinedale Gallup, New Mexico 16 miles
Pinehaven Gallup, New Mexico 14 miles
Pinehill Gallup, New Mexico 40 miles
Pinon Carlsbad, New Mexico 67 miles
Pinos Altos Safford, Arizona 87 miles
Placitas Las Cruces, New Mexico 32 miles
Placitas Rio Rancho, New Mexico 9 miles
Playas Douglas, Arizona 72 miles
Pleasanton Safford, Arizona 58 miles
Pojoaque Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 miles
Polvadera Albuquerque, New Mexico 62 miles
Ponderosa Rio Rancho, New Mexico 24 miles
Ponderosa Pine Albuquerque, New Mexico 20 miles
Portales Clovis, New Mexico 18 miles
Prewitt Gallup, New Mexico 39 miles
Pueblito Santa Fe, New Mexico 29 miles
Pueblitos Albuquerque, New Mexico 32 miles
Pueblo Las Vegas, New Mexico 23 miles
Pueblo of Sandia Village Rio Rancho, New Mexico 5 miles
Pueblo Pintado Farmington, New Mexico 62 miles
Puerto de Luna Las Vegas, New Mexico 64 miles
Pulpotio Bareas Las Cruces, New Mexico 60 miles
Punta de Agua Albuquerque, New Mexico 39 miles
Purty Rock Gallup, New Mexico 11 miles
Quemado Gallup, New Mexico 83 miles
Questa Alamosa, Colorado 56 miles
Radium Springs Las Cruces, New Mexico 15 miles
Ramah Gallup, New Mexico 30 miles
Rancho Grande Safford, Arizona 77 miles
Ranchos de Taos Santa Fe, New Mexico 52 miles
Raton Trinidad, Colorado 19 miles
Red River Alamosa, Colorado 60 miles
Redrock Safford, Arizona 58 miles
Red Rock Ranch Gallup, New Mexico 39 miles
Regina Rio Rancho, New Mexico 63 miles
Reserve Show Low, Arizona 81 miles
Ribera Las Vegas, New Mexico 21 miles
Rincon Las Cruces, New Mexico 29 miles
Rio Chiquito Santa Fe, New Mexico 24 miles
Rio Communities Albuquerque, New Mexico 30 miles
Rio en Medio Santa Fe, New Mexico 12 miles
Rio Lucio Santa Fe, New Mexico 40 miles
Rio Rancho Estates Rio Rancho, New Mexico 8 miles
Rivers Safford, Arizona 80 miles
Rock Springs Gallup, New Mexico 9 miles
Rodeo Douglas, Arizona 45 miles
Rodey Las Cruces, New Mexico 31 miles
Rosedale Safford, Arizona 86 miles
Rowe Santa Fe, New Mexico 20 miles
Roy Las Vegas, New Mexico 62 miles
Ruidoso Roswell, New Mexico 67 miles
Ruidoso Downs Roswell, New Mexico 63 miles
Sacramento Roswell, New Mexico 73 miles
Sagar Gallup, New Mexico 20 miles
Salem Las Cruces, New Mexico 36 miles
San Acacia Albuquerque, New Mexico 59 miles
San Antonio Albuquerque, New Mexico 81 miles
San Antonito Rio Rancho, New Mexico 17 miles
San Antonito Albuquerque, New Mexico 83 miles
San Cristobal Alamosa, Colorado 63 miles
Sandia Heights Albuquerque, New Mexico 11 miles
Sandia Knolls Rio Rancho, New Mexico 19 miles
Sandia Park Rio Rancho, New Mexico 16 miles
San Felipe Pueblo Rio Rancho, New Mexico 10 miles
San Fidel Albuquerque, New Mexico 54 miles
San Ildefonso Pueblo Santa Fe, New Mexico 18 miles
San Jon Clovis, New Mexico 48 miles
San Jose Santa Fe, New Mexico 27 miles
San Jose Las Vegas, New Mexico 21 miles
San Lorenzo Las Cruces, New Mexico 75 miles
San Luis Rio Rancho, New Mexico 36 miles
San Mateo Albuquerque, New Mexico 59 miles
San Miguel Las Cruces, New Mexico 13 miles
Sanostee Chinle, Arizona 44 miles
San Pablo Las Cruces, New Mexico 6 miles
San Pedro Rio Rancho, New Mexico 22 miles
San Rafael Gallup, New Mexico 55 miles
Santa Ana Pueblo Rio Rancho, New Mexico 8 miles
Santa Clara Las Cruces, New Mexico 86 miles
Santa Clara Pueblo Santa Fe, New Mexico 22 miles
Santa Cruz Santa Fe, New Mexico 24 miles
Santa Fe Foothills Santa Fe, New Mexico 4 miles
Santa Rosa Las Vegas, New Mexico 56 miles
Santa Teresa El Paso, Texas 11 miles
Santo Domingo Pueblo Rio Rancho, New Mexico 18 miles
San Ysidro Las Cruces, New Mexico 3 miles
San Ysidro Rio Rancho, New Mexico 20 miles
Sausal Albuquerque, New Mexico 28 miles
Seama Albuquerque, New Mexico 49 miles
Seboyeta Albuquerque, New Mexico 42 miles
Sedillo Albuquerque, New Mexico 20 miles
Sena Las Vegas, New Mexico 24 miles
Seton Village Santa Fe, New Mexico 4 miles
Sheep Springs Gallup, New Mexico 44 miles
Shiprock Farmington, New Mexico 28 miles
Silver City Safford, Arizona 84 miles
Skyline-Ganipa Albuquerque, New Mexico 55 miles
Socorro Albuquerque, New Mexico 72 miles
Soham Las Vegas, New Mexico 21 miles
Sombrillo Santa Fe, New Mexico 23 miles
South Acomita Village Albuquerque, New Mexico 52 miles
South River Farmington, New Mexico 7 miles
South Valley Albuquerque, New Mexico 5 miles
Spencerville Farmington, New Mexico 8 miles
Springer Trinidad, Colorado 56 miles
Stanley Santa Fe, New Mexico 35 miles
Stoneridge Gallup, New Mexico 38 miles
Sundance Gallup, New Mexico 6 miles
Sunland Park El Paso, Texas 6 miles
Sunlit Hills Santa Fe, New Mexico 5 miles
Sunshine Las Cruces, New Mexico 60 miles
Tajique Albuquerque, New Mexico 31 miles
Talpa Santa Fe, New Mexico 52 miles
Tano Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 6 miles
Taos Santa Fe, New Mexico 56 miles
Taos Pueblo Santa Fe, New Mexico 59 miles
Taos Ski Valley Alamosa, Colorado 66 miles
Tatum Hobbs, New Mexico 38 miles
Tecolote Las Vegas, New Mexico 11 miles
Tecolotito Las Vegas, New Mexico 27 miles
Tesuque Santa Fe, New Mexico 8 miles
Tesuque Pueblo Santa Fe, New Mexico 10 miles
Texico Clovis, New Mexico 8 miles
Thoreau Gallup, New Mexico 29 miles
Thunder Mountain Albuquerque, New Mexico 24 miles
Tierra Amarilla Alamosa, Colorado 65 miles
Tijeras Albuquerque, New Mexico 15 miles
Timberlake Gallup, New Mexico 26 miles
Timberon Las Cruces, New Mexico 65 miles
Tohatchi Gallup, New Mexico 23 miles
Tome Albuquerque, New Mexico 24 miles
Torreon Rio Rancho, New Mexico 48 miles
Torreon Albuquerque, New Mexico 32 miles
Tortugas Las Cruces, New Mexico 5 miles
Totah Vista Farmington, New Mexico 4 miles
Tres Arroyos Santa Fe, New Mexico 4 miles
Trout Valley Safford, Arizona 90 miles
Truchas Santa Fe, New Mexico 28 miles
Truth or Consequences Las Cruces, New Mexico 61 miles
Tse Bonito Gallup, New Mexico 21 miles
Tucumcari Clovis, New Mexico 60 miles
Tularosa Las Cruces, New Mexico 66 miles
Turley Farmington, New Mexico 23 miles
Twin Forks Roswell, New Mexico 72 miles
Twin Lakes Gallup, New Mexico 13 miles
Tyrone Safford, Arizona 83 miles
University Park Las Cruces, New Mexico 4 miles
Upper Fruitland Farmington, New Mexico 8 miles
Ute Park Trinidad, Colorado 55 miles
Vadito Santa Fe, New Mexico 40 miles
Vado Las Cruces, New Mexico 17 miles
Valencia Santa Fe, New Mexico 11 miles
Valencia Albuquerque, New Mexico 20 miles
Valle Vista Santa Fe, New Mexico 7 miles
Vanderwagen Gallup, New Mexico 18 miles
Vaughn Las Vegas, New Mexico 70 miles
Veguita Albuquerque, New Mexico 40 miles
Velarde Santa Fe, New Mexico 35 miles
Ventura Las Cruces, New Mexico 54 miles
Villanueva Las Vegas, New Mexico 26 miles
Virden Safford, Arizona 43 miles
Wagon Mound Las Vegas, New Mexico 40 miles
Waterflow Farmington, New Mexico 16 miles
Watrous Las Vegas, New Mexico 18 miles
Weed Roswell, New Mexico 71 miles
West Hammond Farmington, New Mexico 10 miles
White Cliffs Gallup, New Mexico 6 miles
White Rock Santa Fe, New Mexico 18 miles
White Sands Las Cruces, New Mexico 17 miles
Whites City Carlsbad, New Mexico 20 miles
White Signal Safford, Arizona 81 miles
Willard Albuquerque, New Mexico 49 miles
Williams Acres Gallup, New Mexico 9 miles
Williamsburg Las Cruces, New Mexico 62 miles
Windmill Douglas, Arizona 70 miles
Winston Las Cruces, New Mexico 86 miles
Yah-ta-hey Gallup, New Mexico 8 miles
Youngsville Santa Fe, New Mexico 49 miles
Zia Pueblo Rio Rancho, New Mexico 15 miles
Zuni Pueblo Gallup, New Mexico 32 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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