New York Social Security Offices

This page provides a list of cities that have New York 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 New York State Social Security Office

The New York State social security office network is one of the largest in the nation. With more than 108 satellite offices and a whopping 4,000+ staff, the social security administration touches the lives of nearly every citizen or legal resident residing in New York state, New Jersey, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Social security itself has been a staple and vital benefit available to U.S. citizens and legal residents with social security numbers since its establishment in 1935. And ofcourse the key to gaining access to the many valuable services provided by the social security program is to apply for and receive a social security number.

For help finding your nearest social security office to apply for a new social security number, receive a replacement social security card, update your personal information, apply for benefits and more, please consult the list above.

Tips To Prepare for a visit to a Social Security Office

Preparing to visit a social security office can be a time-consuming process. For this reason, it is best not to wait until the last moment to begin completing the forms and assembling the required documentation you will need to apply for desired benefits.

Luckily, there is much you can learn in advance of your visit just by looking around this website.

For example, you can find out all the steps to take to complete many common requests, including applying for a new or replacement social security card, applying for disability or retirement benefits, obtaining a Medicare card, updating your personal information and so much more. You can also learn which legal documents will be required to complete your application.

There are some other steps you can take to prepare for your visit.

1. Do plan to arrive early. If you can arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment, or as early as possible in the morning for a walk-in visit, this will help to expedite your request. The social security administration is a hub for so many critical services it is nearly always busy!

2. Bring something to occupy you if there is a wait. Sometimes you may arrive for a personal appointment at your scheduled time and discover staff is running behind. This often happens when the appointment prior to yours takes more time than anticipated. Every effort is made to adhere to a strict appointment schedule, but sometimes this just isn't possible and then you may have to wait. So be sure to bring something -a book, a game, study materials or something else -you can do while waiting.

3. Double and triple-check your application before you arrive. If there is one thing that can delay processing your application for any of the New York State social security office services, it is failing to bring the right paperwork in the right format. Common documents you may need to provide in their original forms include these: birth certificate, social security card, U.S. passport, U.S. school I.D. or U.S. military I.D.

4. If you have any questions about your visit, please call first to ask. Making some time to call the office ahead of time can really save you time and effort and make sure your visit goes smoothly. Also be sure to double-check days and hours of operation, since these can vary from one office to the next throughout the region. All that information is available on this website.

FAQ

I need to apply for social security retirement benefits - what do I do?

You can apply to receive your social security retirement benefits online or visit your local social security office in New York to complete an application. Please wait until you are 61 years and 9 months of age before applying.

I need to apply for social security disability benefits - how do I do this?

If you are age 18 or older and meet the current requirements for this benefit, you can apply for social security disability benefits online or in person at your local social security office.

If you are age 18 to 65 and meet the current requirements, you can use the same process to apply for supplemental security income benefits.

How do I apply for Medicare and receive a Medicare card?

Once you reach the age of 64 years and 9 months old, you can apply for Medicare through the social security office of your choice. You can also apply using the online application available on the social security website.

My personal information has changed and I need to update it with social security. How do I do this?

It is very important to update your social security account when you have a major life change such as a change of address or name change. You can update your personal information online or visit an SSA office to make changes to your account information.