When people think of retirement, many think of Social Security. It’s a vital part of a retiree’s life for income. You can find Social Security offices in your area to help you with applying for benefits or assist you with other requests and tasks like replacing a lost or damaged card, changing your name, or answering questions. You can choose from a variety of options to contact the SSA. You can visit a local office, call a toll-free number specific to your request, or complete requests online.
There is a Social Security office in Henderson for all requests other than getting your SSN card. The office address is 10416 S. Eastern Avenue and is in the South Pointe Plaza. The main phone line is 1.800.772.1213. The TTY line is 1.800.325.0778. The office is open Monday - Friday, during 9-4, except for Wednesday with hours of 9-12.
There are two SSA offices in nearby Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Card Center (located next to the Las Vegas office) handles all Social Security cards. The address is 1250 S. Buffalo. One is in North Las Vegas. You can search for more locations using the SSA’s online office locator.
If you need to go to your local SSA office to replace your Social Security Card or change your name, they can also replace your Medicare card. Be sure you go to the Las Vegas Card Center.
If you are under 65 and get Social Security disability benefits, you may be eligible for the SSA’s free “Ticket to Work” program. This program teaches you skills to enhance your work experience, and you will receive your benefits pay while you learn. Area agencies administer this program, and you can find the closest office by calling the main Helpline at 1.866.968.7842.
If you are interested in learning more about Social Security benefits, you can request a speaker to discuss Social Security benefits with your local club, group, or other senior community. To ask for a speaker, fill out the online form at least 30 days before your event. You can also request a translator to assist with presentations or help you understand your benefits.
Going to the SSA office can be a hassle. Luckily, you don’t have to go to the SSA office to handle some of your requests. You can save time and energy by completing the following tasks online:
Request a replacement card
Apply for Social Security benefits
Check eligibility for benefits
Estimate future benefits
Download your Social Security statements
Appeal recent medical decision
Review your status update
You can also complete other SSA tasks like blocking online and phone access to Social Security information. You can also create a My Social Security account so you can regularly check all your SSA benefit information including lifetime earnings, statements, and projected retirement benefits. You can also change your contact information, update direct deposit amounts and accounts, download a benefit verification letter, request a Medicare replacement card, and get forms (SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S) for taxes.
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