List of Social Security Offices in Oregon

On this page, you will find a list of the 16 Social Security office locations in Oregon.

If you need help with any Social Security problems in Oregon, 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 Oregon 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
Adair Village Albany, Oregon 8 miles
Adams Pendleton, Oregon 13 miles
Adrian Caldwell, Idaho 20 miles
Aloha Beaverton, Oregon 3 miles
Alpine Eugene, Oregon 23 miles
Alsea Albany, Oregon 31 miles
Altamont Yreka, California 58 miles
Amity Salem, Oregon 16 miles
Annex Ontario, Oregon 15 miles
Antelope The Dalles, Oregon 53 miles
Arlington The Dalles, Oregon 48 miles
Ashland Medford, Oregon 14 miles
Athena Pendleton, Oregon 17 miles
Aumsville Salem, Oregon 9 miles
Aurora Oregon City, Oregon 11 miles
Baker City La Grande, Oregon 40 miles
Bandon North Bend, Oregon 20 miles
Banks Beaverton, Oregon 18 miles
Barlow Oregon City, Oregon 9 miles
Barnesdale Astoria, Oregon 38 miles
Barview North Bend, Oregon 4 miles
Bay City Astoria, Oregon 46 miles
Bayshore Albany, Oregon 51 miles
Bayside Gardens Astoria, Oregon 33 miles
Beatty Medford, Oregon 82 miles
Beaver Salem, Oregon 46 miles
Beavercreek Oregon City, Oregon 4 miles
Beaver Marsh Bend, Oregon 68 miles
Bellfountain Albany, Oregon 23 miles
Bethany Beaverton, Oregon 6 miles
Biggs Junction The Dalles, Oregon 18 miles
Black Butte Ranch Bend, Oregon 28 miles
Blodgett Albany, Oregon 22 miles
Bly Medford, Oregon 93 miles
Boardman Kennewick, Washington 35 miles
Bonanza Yreka, California 72 miles
Boring Portland, Oregon 7 miles
Brogan Ontario, Oregon 32 miles
Brookings Crescent City, California 20 miles
Brooks Salem, Oregon 10 miles
Brownsville Albany, Oregon 17 miles
Bull Mountain Beaverton, Oregon 5 miles
Bunker Hill North Bend, Oregon 3 miles
Burns Ontario, Oregon 109 miles
Butte Falls Medford, Oregon 20 miles
Butteville Oregon City, Oregon 13 miles
Camp Sherman Bend, Oregon 32 miles
Canby Oregon City, Oregon 7 miles
Cannon Beach Astoria, Oregon 21 miles
Canyon City La Grande, Oregon 78 miles
Canyonville Roseburg, Oregon 22 miles
Cape Meares Astoria, Oregon 49 miles
Carlton Beaverton, Oregon 23 miles
Cascade Locks Portland, Oregon 31 miles
Cascadia Albany, Oregon 33 miles
Cave Junction Crescent City, California 39 miles
Cayuse Pendleton, Oregon 11 miles
Cedar Hills Beaverton, Oregon 1 miles
Cedar Mill Beaverton, Oregon 3 miles
Central Point Medford, Oregon 3 miles
Chemult Bend, Oregon 63 miles
Chenoweth The Dalles, Oregon 4 miles
Cherry Grove Beaverton, Oregon 22 miles
Cheshire Eugene, Oregon 14 miles
Chiloquin Medford, Oregon 53 miles
Clatskanie Longview, Washington 14 miles
Cloverdale Salem, Oregon 47 miles
Coburg Eugene, Oregon 5 miles
Columbia City Longview, Washington 19 miles
Condon The Dalles, Oregon 55 miles
Coos Bay North Bend, Oregon 2 miles
Coquille North Bend, Oregon 15 miles
Cornelius Beaverton, Oregon 13 miles
Corvallis Albany, Oregon 10 miles
Cottage Grove Eugene, Oregon 18 miles
Cove La Grande, Oregon 13 miles
Crabtree Albany, Oregon 9 miles
Crane Ontario, Oregon 91 miles
Crawfordsville Albany, Oregon 22 miles
Crescent Bend, Oregon 45 miles
Crescent Lake Bend, Oregon 49 miles
Creswell Eugene, Oregon 10 miles
Crooked River Ranch Bend, Oregon 25 miles
Culver Bend, Oregon 33 miles
Dallas Salem, Oregon 14 miles
Damascus Portland, Oregon 6 miles
Days Creek Roseburg, Oregon 21 miles
Dayton Salem, Oregon 21 miles
Dayville Pendleton, Oregon 90 miles
Deer Island Longview, Washington 15 miles
Depoe Bay Albany, Oregon 50 miles
Deschutes River Woods Bend, Oregon 5 miles
Detroit Salem, Oregon 45 miles
Dexter Eugene, Oregon 16 miles
Dillard Roseburg, Oregon 10 miles
Dilley Beaverton, Oregon 16 miles
Donald Oregon City, Oregon 14 miles
Drain Roseburg, Oregon 29 miles
Dufur The Dalles, Oregon 10 miles
Dundee Beaverton, Oregon 18 miles
Dunes City North Bend, Oregon 35 miles
Dunthorpe Portland, Oregon 6 miles
Durham Beaverton, Oregon 6 miles
Eagle Crest Bend, Oregon 14 miles
Eagle Point Medford, Oregon 8 miles
Echo Pendleton, Oregon 21 miles
Elgin La Grande, Oregon 18 miles
Elkton Roseburg, Oregon 29 miles
Elmira Eugene, Oregon 14 miles
Enterprise La Grande, Oregon 39 miles
Eola Salem, Oregon 5 miles
Estacada Oregon City, Oregon 13 miles
Fair Oaks Roseburg, Oregon 15 miles
Fairview Portland, Oregon 3 miles
Fairview Beaverton, Oregon 48 miles
Falcon Heights Yreka, California 55 miles
Falls City Salem, Oregon 20 miles
Florence North Bend, Oregon 42 miles
Foots Creek Medford, Oregon 14 miles
Forest Grove Beaverton, Oregon 15 miles
Fort Hill Salem, Oregon 28 miles
Fort Klamath Medford, Oregon 50 miles
Fossil The Dalles, Oregon 63 miles
Four Corners Salem, Oregon 2 miles
Garden Home-Whitford Beaverton, Oregon 2 miles
Gardiner North Bend, Oregon 24 miles
Garibaldi Astoria, Oregon 44 miles
Gaston Beaverton, Oregon 17 miles
Gates Salem, Oregon 32 miles
Gearhart Astoria, Oregon 12 miles
Gervais Salem, Oregon 15 miles
Gilchrist Bend, Oregon 44 miles
Gladstone Oregon City, Oregon 3 miles
Glasgow North Bend, Oregon 3 miles
Glendale Roseburg, Oregon 35 miles
Glide Roseburg, Oregon 15 miles
Gold Beach Crescent City, California 45 miles
Gold Hill Medford, Oregon 11 miles
Gopher Flats Pendleton, Oregon 3 miles
Government Camp The Dalles, Oregon 35 miles
Grand Ronde Salem, Oregon 31 miles
Granite La Grande, Oregon 39 miles
Grants Pass Medford, Oregon 24 miles
Grass Valley The Dalles, Oregon 25 miles
Green Roseburg, Oregon 5 miles
Greenhorn La Grande, Oregon 47 miles
Green Meadows Pendleton, Oregon 3 miles
Gresham Portland, Oregon 2 miles
Haines La Grande, Oregon 29 miles
Halfway La Grande, Oregon 56 miles
Halsey Albany, Oregon 17 miles
Happy Valley Portland, Oregon 5 miles
Harbor Crescent City, California 20 miles
Harper Ontario, Oregon 35 miles
Harrisburg Eugene, Oregon 15 miles
Hayesville Salem, Oregon 5 miles
Hebo Salem, Oregon 46 miles
Heceta Beach North Bend, Oregon 45 miles
Helix Pendleton, Oregon 14 miles
Heppner Pendleton, Oregon 43 miles
Hermiston Kennewick, Washington 26 miles
Hillsboro Beaverton, Oregon 10 miles
Hines Ontario, Oregon 111 miles
Holley Albany, Oregon 24 miles
Hood River The Dalles, Oregon 18 miles
Hubbard Oregon City, Oregon 15 miles
Huntington Ontario, Oregon 28 miles
Idanha Salem, Oregon 49 miles
Idaville Astoria, Oregon 47 miles
Imbler La Grande, Oregon 11 miles
Independence Salem, Oregon 9 miles
Ione Pendleton, Oregon 52 miles
Irrigon Kennewick, Washington 26 miles
Island City La Grande, Oregon 2 miles
Jacksonville Medford, Oregon 6 miles
Jasper Eugene, Oregon 10 miles
Jeffers Gardens Astoria, Oregon 3 miles
Jefferson Albany, Oregon 7 miles
Jennings Lodge Oregon City, Oregon 4 miles
John Day La Grande, Oregon 76 miles
Johnson City Oregon City, Oregon 5 miles
Jordan Valley Caldwell, Idaho 51 miles
Joseph La Grande, Oregon 41 miles
Junction City Eugene, Oregon 13 miles
Juniper Canyon Bend, Oregon 27 miles
Juntura Ontario, Oregon 59 miles
Keizer Salem, Oregon 5 miles
Keno Yreka, California 47 miles
Kerby Crescent City, California 41 miles
King City Beaverton, Oregon 6 miles
Kings Valley Albany, Oregon 19 miles
Kirkpatrick Pendleton, Oregon 6 miles
Klamath Falls Medford, Oregon 56 miles
Knappa Astoria, Oregon 12 miles
Labish Village Salem, Oregon 8 miles
Lacomb Albany, Oregon 17 miles
Lafayette Beaverton, Oregon 23 miles
Lake Oswego Beaverton, Oregon 7 miles
Lakeside North Bend, Oregon 13 miles
Lakeview Yreka, California 123 miles
Langlois North Bend, Oregon 34 miles
La Pine Bend, Oregon 28 miles
Lebanon Albany, Oregon 10 miles
Lexington Pendleton, Oregon 46 miles
Lincoln Beach Albany, Oregon 50 miles
Lincoln City Salem, Oregon 49 miles
Lonerock Pendleton, Oregon 67 miles
Long Creek La Grande, Oregon 66 miles
Lookingglass Roseburg, Oregon 7 miles
Lostine La Grande, Oregon 33 miles
Lowell Eugene, Oregon 18 miles
Lyons Salem, Oregon 22 miles
Madras Bend, Oregon 41 miles
Malin Yreka, California 67 miles
Manzanita Astoria, Oregon 33 miles
Mapleton Eugene, Oregon 39 miles
Marcola Eugene, Oregon 13 miles
Marion Albany, Oregon 11 miles
Marlene Village Beaverton, Oregon 2 miles
Maupin The Dalles, Oregon 30 miles
Maywood Park Portland, Oregon 5 miles
McKay Pendleton, Oregon 14 miles
McMinnville Salem, Oregon 22 miles
Meacham Pendleton, Oregon 20 miles
Mehama Salem, Oregon 22 miles
Melrose Roseburg, Oregon 4 miles
Merlin Medford, Oregon 30 miles
Merrill Yreka, California 58 miles
Metolius Bend, Oregon 37 miles
Metzger Beaverton, Oregon 3 miles
Mill City Salem, Oregon 29 miles
Millersburg Albany, Oregon 4 miles
Milton-Freewater College Place, Washington 9 miles
Milwaukie Portland, Oregon 6 miles
Mission Pendleton, Oregon 5 miles
Mitchell Bend, Oregon 67 miles
Molalla Oregon City, Oregon 13 miles
Monmouth Salem, Oregon 11 miles
Monroe Eugene, Oregon 21 miles
Monument Pendleton, Oregon 66 miles
Moro The Dalles, Oregon 23 miles
Mosier The Dalles, Oregon 12 miles
Mount Angel Salem, Oregon 15 miles
Mount Hood The Dalles, Oregon 19 miles
Mount Hood Villages Portland, Oregon 27 miles
Mount Vernon La Grande, Oregon 81 miles
Mulino Oregon City, Oregon 8 miles
Myrtle Creek Roseburg, Oregon 16 miles
Myrtle Point North Bend, Oregon 23 miles
Neahkahnie Astoria, Oregon 32 miles
Nehalem Astoria, Oregon 33 miles
Neotsu Salem, Oregon 47 miles
Nesika Beach Crescent City, California 52 miles
Neskowin Salem, Oregon 49 miles
Netarts Astoria, Oregon 52 miles
Newberg Beaverton, Oregon 15 miles
New Hope Medford, Oregon 26 miles
New Pine Creek Susanville, California 111 miles
Newport Albany, Oregon 48 miles
North Plains Beaverton, Oregon 12 miles
North Powder La Grande, Oregon 22 miles
Nyssa Ontario, Oregon 10 miles
Oak Grove Oregon City, Oregon 6 miles
Oak Hills Beaverton, Oregon 4 miles
Oakland Roseburg, Oregon 13 miles
Oakridge Eugene, Oregon 38 miles
Oatfield Oregon City, Oregon 5 miles
O'Brien Crescent City, California 33 miles
Oceanside Astoria, Oregon 51 miles
Ochoco West Bend, Oregon 31 miles
Odell The Dalles, Oregon 18 miles
Oregon Shores Medford, Oregon 50 miles
Orient Portland, Oregon 7 miles
Pacific City Salem, Oregon 50 miles
Paisley Bend, Oregon 102 miles
Parkdale The Dalles, Oregon 21 miles
Peoria Albany, Oregon 14 miles
Philomath Albany, Oregon 16 miles
Phoenix Medford, Oregon 7 miles
Pilot Rock Pendleton, Oregon 13 miles
Pine Grove The Dalles, Oregon 35 miles
Pine Hollow The Dalles, Oregon 25 miles
Pistol River Crescent City, California 36 miles
Pleasant Valley Salem, Oregon 49 miles
Plush Bend, Oregon 134 miles
Port Orford North Bend, Oregon 46 miles
Powers North Bend, Oregon 36 miles
Prairie City La Grande, Oregon 67 miles
Prescott Longview, Washington 7 miles
Prineville Bend, Oregon 29 miles
Prineville Lake Acres Bend, Oregon 27 miles
Pronghorn Bend, Oregon 11 miles
Prospect Medford, Oregon 33 miles
Rainier Longview, Washington 4 miles
Raleigh Hills Beaverton, Oregon 2 miles
Redmond Bend, Oregon 16 miles
Redwood Medford, Oregon 27 miles
Reedsport North Bend, Oregon 23 miles
Rhododendron Portland, Oregon 30 miles
Richland Ontario, Oregon 53 miles
Rickreall Salem, Oregon 10 miles
Riddle Roseburg, Oregon 20 miles
Rivergrove Oregon City, Oregon 8 miles
River Point Astoria, Oregon 4 miles
River Road Eugene, Oregon 3 miles
Riverside Pendleton, Oregon 2 miles
Rockaway Beach Astoria, Oregon 40 miles
Rockcreek Beaverton, Oregon 6 miles
Rocky Point Medford, Oregon 41 miles
Rogue River Medford, Oregon 17 miles
Roseburg North Roseburg, Oregon 3 miles
Rose Lodge Salem, Oregon 42 miles
Rowena The Dalles, Oregon 7 miles
Ruch Medford, Oregon 13 miles
Rufus The Dalles, Oregon 23 miles
Running Y Ranch Medford, Oregon 50 miles
Sandy Portland, Oregon 13 miles
San Marine Albany, Oregon 54 miles
Santa Clara Eugene, Oregon 4 miles
Saunders Lake North Bend, Oregon 10 miles
Scappoose Vancouver, Washington 13 miles
Scio Albany, Oregon 12 miles
Scotts Mills Salem, Oregon 20 miles
Seaside Astoria, Oregon 14 miles
Selma Medford, Oregon 39 miles
Seneca La Grande, Oregon 93 miles
Seventh Mountain Bend, Oregon 5 miles
Shady Cove Medford, Oregon 17 miles
Shaniko The Dalles, Oregon 46 miles
Shedd Albany, Oregon 12 miles
Sheridan Salem, Oregon 22 miles
Sherwood Beaverton, Oregon 9 miles
Siletz Albany, Oregon 42 miles
Silver Lake Bend, Oregon 65 miles
Silverton Salem, Oregon 13 miles
Sisters Bend, Oregon 20 miles
Sodaville Albany, Oregon 14 miles
South Lebanon Albany, Oregon 12 miles
Sportsmans Park The Dalles, Oregon 28 miles
Sprague River Medford, Oregon 70 miles
Spray Pendleton, Oregon 76 miles
Springfield Eugene, Oregon 3 miles
Stafford Oregon City, Oregon 6 miles
Stanfield Pendleton, Oregon 23 miles
Stayton Salem, Oregon 14 miles
St. Helens Vancouver, Washington 18 miles
St. Paul Salem, Oregon 21 miles
Sublimity Salem, Oregon 13 miles
Summerville La Grande, Oregon 12 miles
Summit Albany, Oregon 25 miles
Sumpter La Grande, Oregon 41 miles
Sunriver Bend, Oregon 14 miles
Sutherlin Roseburg, Oregon 11 miles
Svensen Astoria, Oregon 9 miles
Sweet Home Albany, Oregon 23 miles
Takilma Crescent City, California 36 miles
Talent Medford, Oregon 9 miles
Tangent Albany, Oregon 6 miles
Terrebonne Bend, Oregon 21 miles
Tetherow Bend, Oregon 3 miles
Three Rivers Bend, Oregon 18 miles
Tigard Beaverton, Oregon 4 miles
Tillamook Astoria, Oregon 51 miles
Toledo Albany, Oregon 43 miles
Trail Medford, Oregon 20 miles
Trent Eugene, Oregon 14 miles
Tri-City Roseburg, Oregon 18 miles
Troutdale Portland, Oregon 5 miles
Tualatin Beaverton, Oregon 8 miles
Tumalo Bend, Oregon 7 miles
Turner Salem, Oregon 6 miles
Tutuilla Pendleton, Oregon 5 miles
Tygh Valley The Dalles, Oregon 24 miles
Ukiah Pendleton, Oregon 37 miles
Umapine College Place, Washington 8 miles
Umatilla Kennewick, Washington 21 miles
Union La Grande, Oregon 13 miles
Unity La Grande, Oregon 62 miles
Vale Ontario, Oregon 14 miles
Veneta Eugene, Oregon 14 miles
Vernonia Longview, Washington 24 miles
Waldport Albany, Oregon 51 miles
Wallowa La Grande, Oregon 32 miles
Wallowa Lake La Grande, Oregon 42 miles
Wamic The Dalles, Oregon 26 miles
Warm Springs Bend, Oregon 49 miles
Warren Vancouver, Washington 16 miles
Warrenton Astoria, Oregon 4 miles
Wasco The Dalles, Oregon 23 miles
Waterloo Albany, Oregon 15 miles
Wedderburn Crescent City, California 47 miles
Westfir Eugene, Oregon 36 miles
West Haven-Sylvan Beaverton, Oregon 3 miles
West Linn Oregon City, Oregon 2 miles
Weston College Place, Washington 17 miles
Westport Longview, Washington 21 miles
West Scio Albany, Oregon 11 miles
West Slope Beaverton, Oregon 2 miles
Wheeler Astoria, Oregon 35 miles
White City Medford, Oregon 5 miles
Willamina Salem, Oregon 25 miles
Williams Medford, Oregon 23 miles
Wilsonville Oregon City, Oregon 9 miles
Wimer Medford, Oregon 19 miles
Winchester Bay North Bend, Oregon 20 miles
Winston Roseburg, Oregon 8 miles
Woodburn Salem, Oregon 18 miles
Wood Village Portland, Oregon 4 miles
Yachats Eugene, Oregon 54 miles
Yamhill Beaverton, Oregon 21 miles
Yoncalla Roseburg, Oregon 25 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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