During the current coronavirus pandemic, Social Security continues to provide help to you and other people in your communities. While their offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, they remain ready and able to help you by phone with most Social Security business. You can speak with a representative by calling your local Social Security office or the National 800 Number. You can find local office phone numbers online by using the Social Security Office Locator at www.ssa.gov/locator.
Social Security offers many secure and convenient online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices, where you can:
Apply for Retirement, Disability, and Medicare benefits;
Check the status of an application or appeal;
Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas);
Print a benefit verification letter; and
Although you can do most of your business with them online, they know that service channel isn’t right for everyone. You can still count on Social Security by phone. If you have a critical situation and they cannot help you by phone or online, they may be able to schedule an appointment for you.
If you need help, please don’t wait until Social Security can see you in person. Call now and get the help you need. They also understand that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic, so they are continuing to extend certain deadlines wherever possible.