Social Security Contact Information

All local Social Security offices are currently closed to the public for in-person services. Visit their website to see their expanded online services and FAQs about benefits.

National 800 Number: (800) 772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

Social Security and Caregiving for your Spouse

What do I need to know about Social Security as it relates to caregiving? 

See WISER’s  Social Security: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Social Security to learn about benefit eligibility and receiving benefits. 

WISER’s Social Security and Medicare Benefit Milestones infographic summarizes the benefits you can receive at different ages.  

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs are the largest federal programs that give financial support to individuals with disabilities. The Social Security Administration oversees both programs and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. Visit Social Security’s page to read about these benefits, the disability determination process, and other resources. 

As a spouse, you can claim a Social Security benefit based on your own earnings record, or collect a spousal benefit in the amount of 50% of your spouse’s Social Security benefit, but not both. Read Social Security Spousal Benefits for more information on spousal benefits.  

Social Security’s Retirement Benefit Center–Social Security’s page to help workers understand the program, the application process, and the online tools and resources available. 

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