Georgia Social Security Offices

This page provides a list of cities that have Georgia Social Security office locations. They can assist you with any questions or issues you might have with your social security benefits, or if you need to obtain a social security card.

Select a city below to find an office location and schedule an appointment. We provide the social security office phone number, address, and office hours.

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Visiting your Georgia Social Security Office

The Georgia state social security offices are a part of the greater Atlanta Region social security network. The entire region is comprised of 243 social security offices.

You can use our locator above to find the closest and most convenient social security office for your needs.

Tips To Prepare for a visit to a Social Security Office

It is always a good idea to start preparing far in advance when you need to visit your local social security office. The main reason for this is because you may need to collect some official documents in the appropriate formats (such as an original, un-laminated birth certificate) and it can take some time to find or request these documents from the appropriate agencies.

Here are some additional tips to help you plan to make the most of your in-person social security office visit.

Map out your route ahead of time.

Traffic delays are one of the leading causes of people missing their appointments or being late for their appointments. Traffic patterns just can't always be predicted in advance, so it is always best to map out your route ahead of your departure and also have an alternate route in mind just in case.

Call ahead to find out hours of operation and make your appointment.

Different social security offices in Georgia may have slightly different operating hours and days. This often relates to the types of services being administered out of each office. By taking some time to call ahead to the office you plan to visit and find out the open hours and days and to make a specific appointment, you minimize your wait time and also help the social security office staff prepare for your visit. Don't arrive empty-handed. In addition to any forms and official papers you may need to bring with you to your appointment, be sure to bring something to read or work on just in case you arrive and discover there is a wait. This can happen even if you have a specific appointment time, just because sometimes an appointment ahead of your own takes longer than expected to complete.

Be clear about what you need.

Sometimes it is possible to apply for or enroll in more than one social security benefit or service in a single visit. For example, if you are interested in signing up for Medicare and for retirement benefits, be sure to mention both during your appointment and complete the required paperwork.

FAQ

We do realize that your first in-person visit to your local Georgia social security office can feel overwhelming! There is a lot to learn and a lot you can do and sometimes it is hard to even know where to start preparing.

So we have put together this short list of some of our top frequently asked questions to help you plan and prepare for your visit to our offices.

How do I make an appointment to meet with a staff member at my local social security office?

You can call your local social security office to make an appointment on a specific date and time. Phone numbers for all offices can be found on this website.

I am a disaster victim. Does the social security administration offer any services to help me?

The Georgia social security administration does offer disaster benefits if you are a disaster victim. Be sure to let a staff member know that you are a disaster victim and your application or claim form will be expedited through a special process reserved just for disaster victims.

Can I get social security benefits even if I am still working?

Yes, you can begin receiving social security benefits even while you are still working. However, if your annual earnings exceed the maximum set by social security, your social security benefit will be reduced accordingly. Once you reach legal retirement age your benefit will no longer be reduced regardless of your annual earnings.

What is COLA and how do I get it?

COLA stands for Cost of Living Adjustment. COLA is based on the CPI (Consumer Price Index) and is an increase designed to adjust for increased cost of living. The U.S. Department of Commerce evaluates the CPI annually each fall and determines if a COLA adjustment is needed. When this occurs, you will be notified that an adjustment benefit is coming in January.

I need a social security card right away. How quickly can I get one?

This depends on whether you are applying for a new card or you just need a replacement social security card. Your social security office can advise you of the wait time to process a new social security application. In most cases you can apply for a replacement card online and this should be mailed to you within 10 to 14 business days. Be sure to provide a full and complete mailing address to expedite the delivery of your new social security card.