How do I schedule an appointment with local Social Security office?
To make an appointment in your local office DO NOT CALL THAT OFFICE . Local offices do not make their own appointments . Instead, call the toll-free number 1-800-772-1213. Social Security schedules appointments 2-4 weeks in the future.
How do I talk to a real person at Social Security office?
Firstly dial 1-800-772-1213 this social security customer service phone number. Then reply, “ speak to a representative.” After that, speak “continue,” and then “yes.” After that, you will automatically connect to the live person .
Should I make an appointment at the Social Security office?
We currently do not have an online appointment scheduler. However you do not need an appointment to file for benefits or appeal a disability decision. You can file for the following benefits online: Disability.
Can you visit any Social Security office?
The official Social Security policy is that you can receive service from any office that you choose to visit (https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0200904064).
What do I need to bring to Social Security appointment?
Documents we may ask for include: Your Social Security card or a record of your number. Your original birth certificate, a copy certified by the issuing agency, or other proof of your age. If you were not born in the U.S., proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status.
Can I schedule a Social Security appointment online?
The Social Security Administration does not currently have online appointment scheduler . However, you do not need an appointment to file for benefits or appeal a disability decision.
What is the best time to call Social Security office?
Our toll-free number is 1-800-772-1213. Teleservice representatives are on duty to answer your calls between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day and on weekends.
When a husband dies does the wife get his Social Security?
When a retired worker dies , the surviving spouse gets an amount equal to the worker’s full retirement benefit. Example: John Smith has a $1,200-a-month retirement benefit. His wife Jane gets $600 as a 50 percent spousal benefit. Total family income from Social Security is $1,800 a month.
Why am I getting a call from Social Security?
SSA employees will never threaten you for information or promise benefits in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent. Just hang up. If you suspect you’ve been contacted by an SSA scammer call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.
Is it better to apply for Social Security online or in person?
You really don’t have to apply for benefits in person anymore. Just go to www. ssa .gov and click on the “retirement” box for retirement, spousal or Medicare claims. Other experts agree that online is the best way to apply for Social Security .
Do Social Security recipients get stimulus checks?
Many Stimulus Checks Have Already Been Sent Most Social Security recipients who filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return and had a refund directly deposited into their bank account have already received their payment . You’ll get your payment faster if you also provide the bank account information necessary for direct deposit.
What is the best month to start Social Security?
Following the recommendation on the Social Security website, you file online three months before you want your benefit to start, that is, on or before May 10th. Again, no matter what the actual “date” of your birth is, your benefit can begin in August .
How do I know if Social Security is calling me?
You can call Social Security’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real. If you get an impostor call or email, report it to SSA using their detailed online form. You can also call Social Security’s Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.
Is Social Security shutting down?
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Can I drop off forms at Social Security office?
Hello! Most offices have drop boxes you can use, but, you may wish to wait and speak with someone at your local SSA office . Make sure to get a receipt, so you have proof you dropped your forms off . If you mail your documents, there are no promises that they will reach the Social Security office .