Social Security benefits don’t have to be a confusing or frustrating process as long as you know where to go and what to ask. In Kansas, there are 13 Social Security field offices, one of which is located in Wichita. There are plenty of resources at your local office, including a toll-free number and online services, where you can get the most of your benefits.
While there are 13 total offices in Kansas, there is only one located within the city limits of Wichita. It’s located at: 3216 N. Cypress St.
You can also find nearby offices at:
1410 E. Iron Ave., Suite 7 Salina, KS 67401 811 E. 30th Ave., Suite A, Hutchinson, KS 67502
You can call the Wichita office at (866)-931-9173 and the national office toll-free at (800)-772-1213. If you’re hard of hearing, you can get TTY services at (800)-325-0778. The national numbers operate Monday through Friday from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. with some services offered 24-hours through an automated system.
There is a wide range of services that are offered at your local social security office. You can do simple things like get a replacement Social Security card if yours is lost or needs to be updated. Most offices will also replace a lost or damaged Medicare card. You can also plan your retirement and estimate your earnings once you have retired. If you have a disability, your local office can also help you apply for those benefits.
If you’re not ready to retire yet but have a disability and want to keep working, you can look into the Ticket to Work program and the PASS program. PASS or Plan for Achieving Self-Support is for people who are on disability benefits but have work goals they would like to meet, such as starting their own business. This program will help them reach those goals while still receiving disability.
Ticket to Work is similar in that it’s for 18 to 64-year-olds who receive disability benefits and want to advance their careers so that they are self-sufficient. This program will give you support and training to achieve those goals.
You can also go to your local office to request a speaker to give a free presentation on Social Security benefits This is ideal for large groups of people at a community center or assisted living facility and helps everyone learn what they can get from their benefits.
The Wichita Social Security office isn’t the only place you can go to get help and services. The SSA online website has a lot of great tools to make applying for and understanding your benefits easy. If you have access to the internet and a computer, you can:
Find out if you qualify for benefits Apply for benefits Request a new card Block electronic access to your information
Find assisted living in Wichita near you.