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Birmingham AL Social Security office assign Social Security numbers to U.S. Citizens. They also maintain earnings records under workers Social Security numbers and administrates Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled.
What should I do before visiting my local Social Security Office?
It’s always best to call and set an appointment with your local Social Security office before visiting. To make an appointment you need to:
Call Social Security at 800.772.1213.
Tell the automated system that you need an office appointment.
Speak to a Social Security worker over the phone to request your office appointment.
What if I just do a walk in at a local Social Security Office?
If you do a walk in without an appointment you may encounter long delays and wait time. Without an appointment, SSA officials said you should expect long lines, especially during the busiest times in local offices; typically, on Mondays, the morning after a federal holiday or the first week of the month.
What documents should I bring with me at my local Social Security office appointment?
Depending on what services you may need such as replacement of your Social Security card, Medicare or Medicaid Services – you may need to have certain documents on hand, such as your:
Social Security number
Proof of United States citizenship or legal US residency
Your Social Security Card
Proof of address
Bank statements and/or proof of income
Proof of household inhabitants
Marriage or divorce records
U.S. military service papers
A copy of W-2 forms and/or self-employment tax return for the previous year
If I can’t visit my local Social Security Office because of illness or mobility issues, what do I do?
Many Social Security services are available to you by calling the automated telephone services toll-free at 1‑800‑772‑1213. You can get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call their TTY number at 1‑800‑325‑0778.
What social security services are available to me online if I can’t visit my local office?
Q) Does the surviving spouse of a worker, married at the time of death and living with the worker at the time death, and both collecting social security prior to the time of death [the surviving spouse, a wife, has already received notice from SSA that she will begin receiving her monthly widow’s benefits] have to […]
Q) I am a 100% VA disabled veteran, (permanent, total and confined to my home) due to combat wounds received in Korea and South Viet Nam. Am confined to my home (declared home bound) and am unable to get to our local Social Security Office as all available telephone numbers have been disconnected or ring […]
Q) Am I able to retire at age 65 3-23-2015, and have enough to retire on? A) According to the Social Security Administration – Benefit estimates depend on your date of birth and on your earnings history. For security, the “Quick Calculator” does not access your earnings record; instead, it will estimate your earnings based on information […]
Q) My mother passed away Oct 1st of this year and I still haven’t got her Death Cert yet, I got a letter in the mail stating I only had 5 days to return some info along with her Death cert, what happens if I haven’t gotten yet? A) According to Social Security administration – You […]
A) You can apply for your Social Security benefits online. If you cannot submit your application online you can call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778); or Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visits a local Social Security Administration office. Visits for most offices are usually by appointment only so call 1-800-772-1213 to set up your […]
Q) I was told that when I start working full time I would no longer be eligible for benefits I am working fulltime. A) You can get Social Security retirement benefits and work at the same time. However, if you are younger than full retirement age and make more than the yearly earnings limit, we will reduce your benefit. Starting with the month you reach […]