Social Security is an important part of a retiree’s lifestyle with benefits and income, so they rely on this program. There are several Social Security offices near your area that can guide you with applying for benefits or assist you with simpler requests like replacing a lost or damaged card, applying for Social Security and Medicare benefits, or answering questions. You have options to contact the SSA. You can visit a local office, call a toll-free number, or complete tasks online.
There are two Toledo Social Security offices. One Toledo Social Security office’s address is Suite 1000 Four Seagate, which is on the Southwest corner of Summit and Jackson. The main phone line is 1.866.331.2196. The TTY line is 1.800.325.0778. The other office’s address is 4906 Monroe Street, Suite A. It is across the street from Franklin Park Mall. The main office phone number is 1.877.274.5429. Both offices’ TTY line is 1.800.325.0778.
The offices are open Monday - Friday, during 9-4, except for Wednesday with hours of 9-12.
There are SSA offices in Bowling Green and Fremont. You can search for more locations using the SSA’s online office locator.
Your local SSA office can assist you with getting a replacement Social Security card or changing your name. At the office, you can also request a replacement Medicare if needed.
If you are under 65 and get Social Security disability benefits, you may be eligible for the SSA’s free “Ticket to Work” program. This program gives you skills to improve your resume while you still receive your disability pay. Area agencies administer this program, and you can find the closest office to you by calling the helpline at 1.866.968.7842.
You can request a speaker to discuss Social Security benefits with your local club, group, or other senior community. To apply for a speaker, fill out the online form at least 30 days before you would like the speaker. You can also request a translator to assist with presentations or help you with getting information on your benefits.
You don’t have to go to the SSA office to handle some of your requests. You can complete the following tasks online to help save you time:
Get a replacement card
Apply for Social Security benefits
Download your Social Security statements
Check eligibility for benefits
Dispute a recent medical decision
Review your appeal status
You can also complete other SSA tasks like blocking online and phone access to Social Security information, which is critical for financial privacy for victims of identity theft and domestic disputes. You can also create a My Social Security account to check all your SSA benefit information including lifetime earnings, statements, and estimated retirement benefits. You can also update your contact information, change direct deposit amounts and accounts, download a benefit verification letter, request a Medicare replacement card, and gather forms (SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S) for taxes.
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