How do I speak to a live person at Social Security?
By calling 1-800-772-1213, you can use our automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day. If you cannot handle your business through our automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
How do I contact Social Security by phone?
1 (800) 772-1213
What is the best time to call Social Security?
Rule 1: Call the 800 number only during the second half of the month, and then only on Wednesdays,Thursdays, and Fridays before 10:00 AM or after 3PM. This recommendation, which comes out of an official SSA brochure, will help you avoid the times when the 800 number is most heavily used.
Does Social Security have online chat?
Free Chat – Social Security Advisors.
Does Social Security ever answer the phone?
CONTACTING SOCIAL SECURITY Our toll-free number is 1-800-772-1213. Teleservice representatives are on duty to answer your calls between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day and on weekends.
How do I know if Social Security is calling me?
You can call Social Security’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real. If you get an impostor call or email, report it to SSA using their detailed online form. You can also call Social Security’s Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.
Why am I getting a call from Social Security?
SSA employees will never threaten you for information or promise benefits in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent. Just hang up. If you suspect you’ve been contacted by an SSA scammer call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.
Where do I report fake Social Security calls?
You can contact the Office of the Inspector General’s fraud hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or submit a report online at https://oig. ssa .gov/.
When a husband dies does the wife get his Social Security?
When a retired worker dies , the surviving spouse gets an amount equal to the worker’s full retirement benefit. Example: John Smith has a $1,200-a-month retirement benefit. His wife Jane gets $600 as a 50 percent spousal benefit. Total family income from Social Security is $1,800 a month.
Who can I call with social security questions?
For general Social Security inquiries, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. We can answer most questions over the phone. If you have a problem or question , try our toll-free telephone number first.
Does it matter which Social Security office I go to?
The official Social Security policy is that you can receive service from any office that you choose to visit(https://secure. ssa .gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0200904064).
Can your Social Security number be suspended?
— No, your Social Security number cannot be suspended , revoked , frozen or blocked. It anyone tells you that, hang up immediately. But just to make sure it’s truly the SSA calling you back, hang up and call SSA’s main number at (800) 772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
What are the 3 types of Social Security?
The types are retirement , disability , survivors and supplemental benefits .
What is the average Social Security benefit at age 62?
According to payout statistics from the Social Security Administration in June 2020, the average Social Security benefit at age 62 is $1,130.16 a month, or $13,561.92 a year.
What is the maximum Social Security benefit?
The maximum monthly Social Security benefit that an individual can receive per month in 2021 is $3,895 for someone who files at age 70. For someone at full retirement age , the maximum amount is $3,113, and for someone aged 62, the maximum amount is $2,324.