If you’re reaching your retirement years, you may be worried about how you’re going to pay the bills. Many retired and disabled seniors depend on Social Security benefits to cover living expenses. Philadelphia is a regional hub for the Social Security Administration and is home to over half a dozen offices. Seniors can visit their nearest office, call the toll free number, or hop online and check out the Social Security Administration website to learn more about benefits.
With locations scattered throughout Philadelphia, city residents are bound to have a Social Security office close to their home. Downtown offices are located at:
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #2000a 300 Spring Gardens St 833 Chestnut Street
Offices in North Philadelphia are located at:
2929 N Broad St 701 E Chelten Ave 2373 Welsh Road 3400 Aramingo Ave
South Philadelphia residents can find their local office at: 3336 South Broad St
If you aren’t sure which office is closest to you, try using the Social Security Administration’s online office locator. For those that are unable to visit a Social Security office in person, most of the same services are available by phone. Call 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays to speak with a representative, or call 1-800-325-0778 for TTY services. If you need assistance during non-business hours, an automated system is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.
Card services such as replacing a Social Security card or updating personal information are only offered to Philadelphia seniors by the office located on John F Kennedy Boulevard. City residents can also visit this office to replace a Medicare card that’s been lost, damaged or stolen. Philadelphia’s other Social Security offices are able to handle any business that is not related to Social Security or Medicare cards.
Seniors living on Social Security disability benefits that wish to gain financial independence can participate in the Administration’s “Ticket to Work” program, a work incentive program that helps disabled adults 65 and younger to gain essential workplace skills. Participants bring home an income while undergoing vocational training without having to worry about their earnings disqualifying them from benefits such as Medicare or Medicaid. If you are interested in the program, you can contact the Philadelphia Area Work Incentive Coordinator (AWIC) at (866) 277-2173, ext. 20728 to find out more.
Your local AWIC also coordinates public outreach programs that help senior communities to understand Social Security benefits and services. If you are looking for an expert speaker to educate your organization about Social Security, you can reach out to your local AWIC or contact the Pennsylvania Public Affairs specialist. City residents can also contact the Philadelphia Regional Communications Director to request a speaker.
If you’re a senior with access to a computer, you can save both time and money by conducting Social Security business over the Internet instead of stopping by an office location. Philadelphia seniors can log into their My Social Security account and:
Order a replacement Social Security card Determine eligibility and apply for benefits Appeal a medical decision about a disability claim Estimate retirement, disability and survivor’s benefits See Social Security statements Block electronic access to information stored on an account
These online tools and more help seniors all across Philadelphia to manage their Social Security benefits.
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