Social Security gives you the benefits you worked for in retirement. For some retirees, it is their primary source of income. You can find nearby Social Security offices to help you with tasks like replacing a lost or damaged card, applying for Social Security and Medicare benefits, or answering your questions. Along with visiting a local office, you can also call a specialized toll-free number, or complete service requests online to save you time.
The local Social Security office in Lincoln’s address is 100 Centennial Mall N Room 240, which is at 16th and ‘O.’ The main phone line is 1.866.593.2880. 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.
If you need a replacement card, need to change your name, apply for Medicare or Social Security, you can visit your local SSA office. The Social Security office also handles Medicare inquiries and can assist you with getting a replacement card.
If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are under 65, you may qualify for the SSA’s free “Ticket to Work” program. With this program, you will learn new skills and earn your benefits pay. To apply for this program, you will collaborate with an area agency. To find the closest office to you or to learn more about this program, call the Helpline at 1.866.968.7842.
To learn more about Social Security benefits, you can request a speaker to discuss with your club, senior community, or another group. To plan accordingly, provide 30 days notice. To ask for a speaker, fill out the online form. You can also apply for a translator to help those who speak a foreign language, including yourself if you need more explanation of benefits.
Going to the office can be a hassle because it requires time and transportation. If you would rather not travel to the Social Security office, there are many things you can do online, so you wouldn’t need to leave your home. 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
Download your Social Security statements
Identify Social Security programs you are eligible for
Appeal a recent medical decision
Review your status
You can also complete other SSA tasks online such as blocking online and phone access to your Social Security information, which is critical for identity theft and domestic abuse victims. You can also create a My Social Security account to see all 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 obtain forms (SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S) for tax season.
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