Illinois Social Security Offices

This page provides a list of cities that have Illinois 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 Illinois Social Security Office

The Chicago Region of the social security administration, which includes the state of Illinois, is home to 220 main social security administration offices plus a variety of specialty regional offices, including the Twin Cities social security card center.

Every year, these offices receive visitors from all across the Midwest, including U.S. citizens and legal residents from Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The administration reports that more than 1.5 million people make in-person visits to various regional offices each year!

The good news for you if you need to make an in-person visit is that you have lots of regional offices to choose from so there should be one not too far from you. Use the list above to find your nearest social security office.

Tips To Prepare for a Visit to a Social Security Office

While the Illinois social security administration offices welcome thousands of visitors and applicants daily, there are still so many people who have never been to a social security office in person.

If this describes you, know you are not alone! You will likely find these tips useful in preparing for your first visit to the social security office closest to you.

Organize everything you need for your visit well in advance. Visiting any regional social security office can be a hectic experience. On any given day, hundreds of people may visit local offices for help with the wide variety of services the social security administration oversees. So the more organized you can be, the quicker and smoother your visit will go. This includes assembling the required documentation in the required format to make sure your requests can be processed during your visit.

Plan your route before you head out the day of. While some social security offices in Illinois may be freestanding buildings, others may be housed in office complexes or larger buildings. Taking some time to plan out your route in advance can help you avoid frustrating delays due to traffic patterns and GPS inaccuracies.

Bring along some work or an activity to keep you busy while you wait. Sometimes you may walk into your local SSA office and find everything is running smoothly and appointments are being taken on time. However, there are days when the staff's workload is greater and this can cause unavoidable delays. So be sure to bring something to occupy yourself if you arrive to find there is a wait.

Try to arrive as early as possible before your scheduled appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome at any social security office or center. But you can expedite your visit by making an appointment and arriving well in advance of that scheduled time. This helps social security office staff plan their day and workflow because they know you will be arriving at a specific time and they know what the purpose of your visit is in advance.

Consult the listing in this website for your local social security office or give your local office a call to verify office hours (phone numbers are also on this website). Different offices throughout Illinois may offer different hours and days of availability. It is always smart to verify the operating hours and days for your closest office before you head out.


Every single day, someone will visit their local social security office who has never been to a social security center before. So rest assured that if you have a question about social security benefits and services, someone else does too! Never hesitate to call your local office or visit its website if you have questions.

You may also find our answers to these frequently asked questions helpful as you plan your visit.

Do I need to visit a social security office in person or can I use the social security website to handle my request?

The social security administration oversees a great variety of benefits and services for a diverse group of U.S. citizens and legal residents. Certain services must be taken care of in person, such as applying for a new social security card, while other services may be able to be done online, such as requesting a replacement social security card. You can give your local office a call to find out if an in-person visit is needed.

I don't know if I have a social security number. How can I find out?

If you are not sure whether you have a social security number you can call your local social security office to find out.

A local company is offering a service to help me get a new social security card for a fee. Is this legitimate?

The social security administration is set up to offer services to U.S. citizens and legal residents on a fee-free basis. Do not pay for a service that you can get for free by visiting your local social security office! When in doubt, call your local social security office to ask what is required to receive the benefit or service you are interested in applying for.