Can I contact Social Security by phone?
The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won’t ask you to pay anything. And it won’t call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling .
What is the best way to contact Social Security?
You may also contact us by email at [email protected] For general Social Security inquiries, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. We can answer most questions over the phone.
What is the best time to call Social Security?
Rule 1: Call the 800 number only during the second half of the month, and then only on Wednesdays,Thursdays, and Fridays before 10:00 AM or after 3PM. This recommendation, which comes out of an official SSA brochure, will help you avoid the times when the 800 number is most heavily used.
Does SSI disability call you?
And it’s not Social Security calling . Sometimes they call under a guise of helping you complete a disability application. Protecting your information is an important part of Social Security’s mission to secure today and tomorrow. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes.
How do I know if Social Security is calling me?
You can call Social Security’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real. If you get an impostor call or email, report it to SSA using their detailed online form. You can also call Social Security’s Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.
Why am I getting a call from Social Security?
SSA employees will never threaten you for information or promise benefits in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent. Just hang up. If you suspect you’ve been contacted by an SSA scammer call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.
How do I get a live person at Social Security?
By calling 1-800-772-1213, you can use our automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day. If you cannot handle your business through our automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
When a husband dies does the wife get his Social Security?
When a retired worker dies , the surviving spouse gets an amount equal to the worker’s full retirement benefit. Example: John Smith has a $1,200-a-month retirement benefit. His wife Jane gets $600 as a 50 percent spousal benefit. Total family income from Social Security is $1,800 a month.
Does it matter which Social Security office I go to?
The official Social Security policy is that you can receive service from any office that you choose to visit(https://secure. ssa .gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0200904064).
Where do I report fake Social Security calls?
You can contact the Office of the Inspector General’s fraud hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or submit a report online at https://oig. ssa .gov/.
How much do you get Social Security at 62?
For example, the AARP calculator estimates that a person born on Jan. 1, 1958, who has averaged a $50,000 annual income would get a monthly benefit of $1,499 if they file for Social Security at 62, $2,092 at full retirement age (in this case, 66 years and eight months), or $2,650 at 70.
What does it mean when Social Security is in the payment center?
Program Service Centers
Who is SSI calling?
If you cannot handle your business through our automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative by calling toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8:00 am – 7:00 pm., Monday through Friday.
What should you not say in a disability interview?
The following five statements should never be announced at your disability hearing. “I can’t work because no one will hire me.” “I don’t know why I’m here. “I don’t do chores because my significant other, friend or family member does them.” “I have never used drugs or alcohol in my life.”
What is a SSI phone interview?
An SSI appointment is a financial interview to see if you are eligible for SSI . Basically, they are checking to see how poor you are. They also ask about your household, living situation, and rent, to help decide how much SSI you will get. This interview only happens for SSI .