February 5, 2010, Newsletter Issue #40: Contacting & Locating The Social Security Office

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To begin your application for or to ask questions about Social Security Disability,  you may call your local Social Security office, or call the national toll-free number  1-800-772-1213.


To find your local Social Security office telephone number in the telephone book, look under "U.S. Government Offices", usually in a blue section in the front of your "Yellow Pages" telephone book. Where I live, it is in a section called "Government Listings", right before all of the "City Of ___" and "State Of ___" listings. The name is officially "Social Security Administration".


The website address (also called a URL) is at: http://www.socialsecurity.gov


For general information and services, the Social Security office is open from 7:00 am until 7 pm.


You may also listen to pre-recorded information 24 hours a day, which many times will answer general questions when you call the nationwide toll-free number.


The TTY number to call is 1-800-325-0778.


Information is available in Spanish as well as English.

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