For many older adults, Social Security is an important piece of the retirement puzzle. Thankfully, there are several Social Security offices near Chandler. You can access many Social Security services online, visit an office in person, or call toll-free when you want to apply for benefits, have a damaged or lost Social Security card replaced, or if you have other issues.
Chandler does not have a Social Security Administration (SSA) office within its city limits. The closest one is in Mesa at 702 West Jerome Avenue. From Chandler’s city center, it is about a ten-minute drive. You basically just take North Arizona Ave north for five miles.
Any of the Social Security offices can be reached at the toll-free number (800) 772-1213. Or, you can dial 800-325-0778 if you need TDD services. Both of these numbers are available every day of the work week from 7 am to 7 pm Mountain Standard Time. South-central Arizona is home to many more Social Security offices than just the Mesa locations. For instance, there are two offices in Phoenix and one in Glendale. Pop your zip code into the online office locator on the SSA website to find the office closest to you.
Your nearest Social Security office can help with an array of services, including replacing missing Social Security cards and updating your card after a name change. Also, if you have misplaced or damaged your Medicare card, the staff workers at the office will help you get a replacement.
You may be able to participate in the free SSA “Ticket to Work” program if you get Social Security disability benefits and are 64 years of age or younger. While you continue to get your benefits, the program helps you find a job and develop your workplace talents. In Chandler and the surrounding areas, there are over 80 providers taking part in this program. For work incentives planning and assistance, contact Ability360 at 866-304-9675.
You can lose a good chunk of your day when you go to a Social Security physical location, even if you live close by. Luckily, you can avoid the travel and wait times by going online to complete many of your Social Security-related tasks. You can visit the website to:
Learn if you are eligible for benefits
Appeal disability claims decisions or follow up on appeals
Find out what your Social Security benefits will be
Examine your Social Security statements
Request replacement Social Security cards
Apply for benefits
When it comes to online services, this is just the beginning of what is available to you. If you are the unfortunate victim of domestic abuse or identity theft, you can block phone and online access to your Social Security info. Plus, you can see your current estimated retirement benefits, view your lifetime earnings record, and download, record, and save your statement data when you sign up for a secure account at My Social Security.
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