Chicago Social Security Offices In Illinois

This page provides a list of Chicago Social Security office locations in Illinois. Select one of the office locations below to get the Social Security office hours, phone number and driving directions. They can help you with questions or issues with your retirement benefits and schedule an appointment, if required.

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Visiting your Chicago Social Security Office

The social security administration has 12 regional offices scattered throughout the Chicago area. These offices are set up to provide all U.S. citizens and legal residents with in-person, telephone and website support for the many various services and benefits the social security administration offers.

Finding a social security office in Chicago is as easy as consulting the list above.

Tips To Prepare for a visit to a Social Security Office

It is normal to feel a little overwhelmed about how to prepare and what to bring when you are visiting a social security office. This is especially true for first-timers but can even apply if you have been to a social security office before!

There are some things you can do before the day of your visit to ensure the most productive and stress-free visit.

Prepare all required documentation and organize it in a folder to bring with you. The biggest reason for delays in processing applications for social security numbers, cards and benefits is lack of required documentation. This includes bringing the right documents with you and bringing them in the required format. You can learn more about what documents you need for different services and the required format those documents must be in by calling ahead or consulting the information on this website.

Be prepared to be flexible in your appointment time. Sometimes you may arrive for your scheduled Chicago social security office appointment and discover staff is running behind. This is because a prior appointment is taking more time than expected. Staff does their utmost to take each appointment right on time, but if you do encounter a wait, it is helpful to have a book or something to occupy you until you can be seen.

Remember to add in extra time for traffic and parking. Even if you have visited your local social security office on a prior occasion, you just never know what types of delays you might find en route or when you arrive. Parking can sometimes be a challenge at the busiest local social security centers, so be sure to add in extra time so you don't arrive for your appointment stressed out or late.

Do some research to find out if you need to visit in person. Just by making a quick call to your local SSA office or finding the information you need on this website, you can find out if you need to go in person or if your application or request can be completed online.

FAQ

These frequently asked questions may be helpful to you when you are planning a visit to your local Chicago social security office.

I just got married and my last name changed. Do I need to change the information I have on file for my social security number?

This is a great question! Yes, it is very important to keep all personal information associated with your social security number up to date and accurate. Check out our 'Change Name On Social Security Card' page for more information.

I just had a baby. How do I apply to get my infant a social security number?

Congratulations! This is often something new parents do while still at the hospital. If you were not able to do this while you were at the hospital, you can make an appointment to visit SSA office in person to apply for your new addition's social security number.

I am preparing for my retirement. How do I apply to receive my social security benefits?

Retirement is an exciting time in your life! If you have reached the age of 61 years and 9 months old, you are eligible to apply to receive retirement social security benefits. You can choose whether to apply for retirement benefits online (the application is easy and only takes about 15 minutes) or you are welcome to visit your local social security office to complete the application in person.

English is not my first language. Can I talk to someone in the office who speaks my native language?

Yes! The social security administration is proud to have so many bilingual and multi-lingual staff. You can call your local social security office to make a request for an appointment with a staff member who is fluent in your first language.

I need to apply for disability benefits. How do I do this?

If you need to apply for disability benefits or supplemental security income and meet all of the requirements, you can either complete an application on the social security website or schedule an in-person appointment. Check out our 'Disability Benefits' page for more information.