How do I contact Social Security by phone?
1 (800) 772-1213
How can I get in touch with Social Security?
You may also contact us by email at [email protected]osework.ssa.gov. 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.
What is the average Social Security benefit at age 62?
According to payout statistics from the Social Security Administration in June 2020, the average Social Security benefit at age 62 is $1,130.16 a month, or $13,561.92 a year.
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 Social Security have online chat?
Free Chat – Social Security Advisors.
Does Social Security ever answer the phone?
CONTACTING SOCIAL SECURITY Our toll-free number is 1-800-772-1213. Teleservice representatives are on duty to answer your calls between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day and on weekends.
Does Social Security ever call?
The SSA will never ( ever ) call and ask for your Social Security number. 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 . Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID.
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).
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 can a scammer do with the last 4 digits of your social?
The last four digits of your Social Security number are especially important. Be sure to protect them well. By obtaining your Social Security number, identity thieves have the easiest path to the greatest damage: stealing your money and government benefits. Getting medical care and other services in your name.
What happens after SSI phone interview?
You might be able to do a telephone interview , but you’ll most likely have to go to your local Social Security office and sit down with a claims representative. After that meeting, the representative will submit your claim to an examiner for a final decision.