Many retirees rely heavily on Social Security later in life. Fortunately, Savannah is home to a Social Security Administration (SSA) office. There are toll-free numbers you can call, a wide array of services available online, and many offices in the area you can visit when you want to apply for benefits, need assistance with a damaged or missing Social Security card, or have other problems.
There is one Social Security office within the city limits of Savannah. It is located at 430 Mall Boulevard in the Avalon / Oglethorpe Mall Area. From 516, you turn south on 204. This will take you directly to Savannah Center, where the office is situated.
All of the Social Security offices can be reached at the toll-free number (800) 772-1213. Also, you can call 800-325-0778 for TDD service. Both lines are answered every work day from 7 am to 7 pm Eastern time. There are more SSA offices in nearby Port Royal, South Carolina as well as the eight-state regional hub in Atlanta. Enter your zip code into the SSA’s online office locator to find the office closest to you.
The Social Security office closest to you can assist you with getting an updated Social Security card if you have changed your name or replacing your card if it is lost. Also, if your Medicare card is missing or damaged, the staff members at the office can help you get a replacement.
The SSA’s free “Ticket to Work” program is designed to help participants find jobs and develop their workplace skills while still receiving benefits. The program is available to seniors who receive Social Security disability benefits and are under the age of 65. There are more than 85 providers taking part in the program in Savannah. For work incentives planning and assistance, contact GVRA-VR Program, Work Incentives Navigator Services toll-free at 844-367-9472.
In-person visits can take up a lot of time, even if you live right by a Social Security office. Luckily, you have the option to take care of many of your Social Security-related tasks online. This will save you travel hassles and time. Online, you can:
Get an estimate of what your Social Security benefits will be in the future
Fill out an application for benefits
Appeal disability claim decisions and follow up on those appeals
Request a replacement Social Security card
Find out whether you are eligible for benefits now
View your Social Security statements
This is not all that you can do online. You can also block phone and Internet access to your Social Security info. This is an important financial privacy step for victims of domestic abuse or identity theft. You can also save and download your statement data, view your lifetime earnings record, and see your current estimated retirement benefits once you sign up for a secure My Social Security account.
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