Social Security Office Locations By Nearest Zip Code

Find The Social Security Office Location Nearest You

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Find your nearest Social Security office with their zip code locator. Steven Puetzer / Photolibrary / Getty Images

Social security office locations can be found by inputting your zip code into the Social Security office location web page at the link below.

Social Security Office Locator By Zip Code

Know that with baby boomers reaching claiming age in full force, many Social Security offices are understaffed. Be prepared to wait in line. And if you have questions about claiming choices, read on.

Staff workers are not trained to give you advice on all your choices and most are not knowledgeable about the application of new Social Security rules that were signed into law November 2015. 

AND... if you are going to file for retirement benefits - then before you go, make sure you are making decisions that will get you the most lifetime income possible. Many people make six common mistakes as to when and how they claim benefits, and forego thousands of dollars. For example, married couples often neglect to factor in the impact of survivor benefits and thus don't claim in a way that can provide more income for a surviving spouse. This is sad. 

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    Social Security Office Locations Outside the U.S.

    If you live outside the United States, there are Social Security field office locations in Canada, the British Virgin Islands, and Samoa. For these office locations and more information on Social Security international operations visit the web page at:

    Before Visiting A Social Security Office Location Do Two Things

    Before visiting a Social Security office location you may want to see what you can accomplish online. Many services, such as filing for benefits, can be accomplished online. See what you can do online by visiting the page below:

    No one wants to make multiple trips to any government office, so before you go make sure you have the right documentation with you. Original documentation is usually required so don't walk in with copies. For details on documentation needed for each service see Social Security’s list of top services on the left hand side of the homepage

    Coordinating Social Security with Other Sources of Retirement Income

    If you are claiming benefits early and plan on continuing to work, please read up on the Social Security earnings limit, which is a rule that can reduce your benefits if you earn an amount in excess of the current year's limit.

    Luckily this rule no longer applies once you reach what is called your full retirement age, which varies depending on the year you were born - for most it will be age 66 or higher.

    You'll also want to be familiar with how Social Security benefits are taxed. Up to 85% of benefits received may be included as taxable income on your tax return. 

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