Social Security is a crucial part of many golden agers’ retirement plans. Luckily, Glendale is home to a Social Security office. When you want to apply for benefits, have a lost or damaged Social Security card replaced, or if you have other problems, you can visit a Social Security office in person, call toll-free, or access many services online.
There is one Social Security Administration (SSA) office within the city limits of Glendale, which is located at 5907 West Kings Avenue. To get there from I-17, take exit 212, follow West Bell Road west to North 59th Avenue. Take a left on North 59th and then a right on West Kings.
By dialing (800) 772-1213, you can reach any of the Social Security offices toll-free. Also, if you are in need of TDD services, call 800-325-0778 instead. Every day of the work week, you can reach both of these numbers between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm Mountain Standard Time. There are several other Social Security offices in south-central Arizona as well, such as a Mesa location and two Phoenix offices. Find the office closest to your neck of the woods by popping your zip code into the online office locator on the SSA website.
There is a variety of services that your local Social Security office can assist you with, such as updating your Social Security card after a name change and replacing missing cards. Plus, the staff employees at the office will help you get a replacement Medicare card if yours is damaged or is missing.
If you are under 65 years of age and are receiving Social Security disability benefits, you may be able to take part in the free SSA “Ticket to Work” program. The program helps you build your workplace talents while you find a job and still receive your benefits. There are more than 80 providers taking part in this program in Glendale and surrounding areas. Contact Ability360 at 866-304-9675 to get started with work incentives planning and assistance.
Even if you live close to a Social Security office, you can lose a good chunk of your day waiting around. Fortunately, you can complete many of your Social Security-related tasks and avoid traveling anywhere and waiting in line by going online. On the website, you can do the following:
Request replacement Social Security cards
Discover what your Social Security benefits will be
Find out if you are eligible for benefits
Fill out an application for benefits
Look up your Social Security statements
Appeal disability claims decisions and find out the status of appeals
This is just the start of what’s available to you when you go online. You can block phone and online access to your Social Security information, which is crucial if you were a victim of identity theft or domestic abuse. Also, when you sign up for a secure account at My Social Security, you can see your lifetime earnings record, view your up-to-date estimated retirement benefits, and record, save, and download statement data.
Find assisted living in Glendale near you.