Social Security goes hand in hand with retirement. For some retirees, it is a vital source of income. There are several Social Security offices to help you with a variety of tasks like replacing a lost or damaged card, applying for Social Security and Medicare benefits, or helping you with your application for benefits. Along with visiting a local office, you can also call a dedicated toll-free number based on the service you need, or complete tasks online.
The Chula Vista Social Security office location is 626 L Street, which is west of Broadway. The main phone line is 1.800.772.2880.1213. The TTY line is 1.800.325.0778. The office is open Monday - Friday, with hours of 9-4 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The office is open on Wednesday from 9-12.
This office does not process Social Security card requests including getting a new or replacement card, updating your personal information, or visiting at an employer’s request. You will need to visit either the card center offices in San Diego or National City. Office locations are:
700 E. 24th Street, Suite B, National City, CA 91950
109 W. Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101
To look for additional offices, add a zip code to the SSA’s online office locator. There are other local government agencies that can assist you with additional senior programs for things such as housing and meals.
If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are under 65, you may qualify for the SSA’s free “Ticket to Work” program. This is an educational program to learn new work-related skills while earning your benefits pay. Area agencies administer this program. To find the closest agency to you or to learn more about this program, call the Helpline at 1.866.968.7842.
You can request a Social Security benefits speaker to present to your club, senior community, or another group. To request a speaker, fill out the online form. You can also request a translator if you need help translating information regarding your benefits.
Going to the office requires time and transportation, which could ultimately be a hassle for you. Luckily, there are several things you can do online. Here are some online tasks available on the SSA’s website:
Apply for Social Security benefits
Request a replacement card
Calculate future benefits with the Retirement Estimator
View your Social Security statements
Determine Social Security programs you qualify for
Appeal a recent medical or non-medical decision
Review your status for appeals or application
You can also block your online and phone access to your Social Security information if you are an identity theft and domestic abuse victim. You can also create a My Social Security account to view your SSA benefit information including statements and calculated retirement benefits. You can also update your contact information, change direct deposit preferences, download a benefit verification letter, request a Medicare replacement card, and get tax forms (SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S).
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