Social Security is an important part of retirement for many seniors. Luckily, there are many Social Security offices close to Surprise. Whether you need help with a missing or damaged Social Security card, want to access your benefits, or have another problem, there are several facilities in the area that you can visit, toll-free numbers you can call, and a vast array of services offered online.
Within the city of Surprise, there are no Social Security offices. However, Glendale has one located at 5907 West Kings Avenue, which is about a 25-minute drive from the Surprise city center. You get there by taking Greenway Road west, take a left on Dysart Road, then a right on Bell Road. Stay on Bell for eleven miles, then turn right on 61st Avenue and left on Kings.
Call toll-free (800) 772-1213 to reach any Social Security Administration (SSA) office by phone. Or, get TDD services by dialing 800-325-0778. These numbers are available every day of the work week from 7 am to 7 pm Mountain Standard Time. In addition to the Glendale location, there are offices in Mesa, Phoenix, and elsewhere in south-central Arizona. Find the location nearest you by visiting the SSA’s office locator.
When you go to your closest Social Security office, you can get help updating your Social Security card if you have changed your name or you can get a replacement card if your card is missing. Also, staff members at the office will help you get a replacement Medicare card if your card is missing or damaged.
The SSA’s “Ticket to Work” program offers free workplace skills development and job searches while you still receive your benefits. The program is available to any older adults under the age of 65 who receive Social Security disability benefits. There are more than 80 providers taking part in the program in Surprise. Contact Ability360 at 866-304-9675 for work incentives planning and assistance.
It takes a lot of time to visit a physical location in person, even if you have a Social Security office in your town. Thankfully, you can save the time of waiting in line and traveling by taking care of many of your Social Security-related tasks on the Internet. When you visit the SSA website, you can:
Order a replacement Social Security card
Get a Social Security benefits estimate
Find out if you are eligible for benefits
Fill out a benefits application
See Social Security statements
Appeal disability claims decisions and follow up on the appeal
Those are just some of the services available. You can also block phone and Internet access to your Social Security info, which is a crucial financial privacy feature if you are the victim of identity theft or domestic abuse. Additionally, when you create a free My Social Security account, you can view your current estimate retirement benefits, save and download your statement data, and find your lifetime earnings record.
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