In person – Visitlocal Social Security Office. (Call first to make an appointment.) If you do not live in the U.S. or one of its territories you can also – Contact the nearest U.S. Social Security office,U.S. Embassy or consulate.
People also ask
How do I apply for Social Security benefits?
To apply for Social Security benefits you must be at least 61 years and 9 months old and have worked at least ten years total at jobs where you earn Social Security credits. Ninety six percent of all American workers are covered by Social Security. Step 3: Know when you want to startbenefits.
What documents do I need to apply for Social Security benefits?
Here are the documents you will need when applying for Social Security Benefits: Proof of citizenship in the United States or proof of lawful permanent resident status if born outside the U.S. You need your original birth certificate, not a copy.
Where can I get a copy of myapplication?
Alternatively, you can print the document first, then write in your information by hand. If you need a printer, go to a public library or similar facility and print your SS application there. If you do not want to obtain your application online, your Social Security office may have forms you can use.
Should I file for Social Security disability?
You must not be currently receiving Social Security benefits. You must be at least 4 months out from the time you expect your benefits to start. If your condition is keeping you from working and earning a livable wage, you should probably file for disability.