Social Security provides essential benefits to seniors and the disabled as well as giving supplemental income to those who are eligible for survivor’s benefits. Milwaukee has several Social Security Administration field office locations available within the city’s region to help individuals apply for benefits, replace a lost card, or to resolve ongoing problems such as an appeal decision.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) website maintains a listing of all Social Security Administration field offices within the state, including 5 locations that service the Milwaukee city region:
Milwaukee (North) at 6300 W. Fond du Lac Avenue Milwaukee (Greenfield) at 8455 W. Layton Avenue Milwaukee (Mitchell Street) at 1710 S. 7th Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee (Downtown) at 310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, #260 Milwaukee (West) at 5020 West North Avenue
There are several options available to contact Social Security. There are two toll-free numbers, which includes the regular phone number (800)-772-1213 and the TTY/TDD phone number, which is (800)-325-0778. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The regular toll-free number offers automated recorded information 24 hours per day.
Although the Social Security Administration offers an impressive array of resources and tools online, some seniors may prefer visiting a field office location in person and meeting with a representative. An office appointment provides the opportunity for seniors to get answers to many unanswered questions and to resolve problems such as getting assistance for determining eligibility for benefits.
Area representatives within the Milwaukee field offices can assist seniors and disabled individuals by working directly with them to see if they qualify for benefits and if so, help them complete the necessary paperwork and forms to get them started. You can also stop into a local Milwaukee Social Security office to replace a lost or damaged card, or to make changes to your name.
If you find that visiting your local Social Security office is not convenient for you, alternative options include accessing the many available online tools and forms. Helpful online resources include:
Using the retirement estimator to see how many benefit credits you have earned Complete a form to replace a lost Social Security card Use the retirement age calculator to view benefit rates prior to full retirement age View your current Social Security statement Open an account and apply for Social Security benefits Apply for Social Security survivor benefits Review eligibility guidelines for collecting disability benefits
Other types of online resources that individuals may find helpful include Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinars that offer information about how having a job may impact your Social Security benefits. There are online virtual job fairs as well as helpful tips for those that may be disabled and looking for employment. Archived podcasts and videos are available on the site’s library link for downloading and viewing.
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