Our website, www.ssa.gov, is the best way for people with access to the internet to get help. If you cannot use our website, call our National 800 Number or your local Social Security office for help. We will schedule an appointment for you, if necessary.
If you must visit an office: Physical distancing of at least 6 feet and masks are required. We will provide a mask if you do not have one. You may need to wait outside because space in our offices may be limited. Please plan for the weather. We ask that you come alone unless you require help with your visit. If you require help, we can only permit one adult to join you. Children are allowed. Visit www.ssa.gov or call first, if possible, so you know what documents to bring. Find out which offices are closed, or open by appointment only, by visiting www.ssa.gov/emergency
People without an appointment should expect long lines, especially during the busiest times in our offices: Mondays, the morning after a Federal holiday, and the first week of the month.
We may offer you an appointment for a future date or call you back to provide the service you are requesting.