Social Security Office
At some point in your life, you will probably have to use the services that your Social Security Office offers. It is best to become familiar with your local Social Security Office and what you can do there before it becomes an emergency. There are over 1,400 local offices in the nation, so there is bound to be a Social Security Office near you.One of the most basic things that can be done at your Social Security Office is to get or replace a social security card. You will have to provide proof of who you are and of your U.S. citizenship such as a driver's license, birth certificate, U.S. issued passport, or a U.S. military ID.
Photocopies and notarized copies of these documents are not accepted by your Social Security Office, you must bring the originals or a copy certified by the issuing agency. Once you have these documents you can take them to your Social Security Office, fill out a simple form, and get a new social security card delivered to you.Many people become injured at work or suffer from a debilitating illness, and may need to apply for social security disability or supplemental security income. This can be a long, complicated, and drawn out process. When you visit your local Social Security Office, someone will sit down with you and help you fill out the disability application and the paperwork to allow the Social Security Office to contact your doctors and get your medical records.
Make sure that you bring all the information relating to your disability with you to your appointment at the Social Security Office, such as the date that the illness started or that you were injured; a list of all medications that you are currently taking; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all your doctors as well as when you started seeing them.
When you file for supplemental security income, the Social Security Office should automatically file an application for disability as well. Most applications are turned down the first time, so your Social Security Office will also be able to help you file an appeal of that decision.
Social Security Office | 1.800.872.0222