How do I contact Social Security by phone?
1 (800) 772-1213
Does SSI disability call you?
And it’s not Social Security calling . Sometimes they call under a guise of helping you complete a disability application. Protecting your information is an important part of Social Security’s mission to secure today and tomorrow. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes.
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.
How do I determine my disability benefits?
Your SSDI benefits are based on the amount of income on which you have paid social security taxes. Your average earnings are called your Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME). Using your AIME, the SSA will calculate your Primary Insurance Amount (PIA).
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.
Does SSI call you at home?
The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won’t ask you to pay anything. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling . Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID.
How does Social Security Administration contact you?
SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. The real SSA number is 1-800-772-1213, but scammers are putting that number in the caller ID. If you ‘re worried about what the caller says, hang up and call 1-800-772-1213 to speak to the real SSA .
What should you not say in a disability interview?
The following five statements should never be announced at your disability hearing. “I can’t work because no one will hire me.” “I don’t know why I’m here. “I don’t do chores because my significant other, friend or family member does them.” “I have never used drugs or alcohol in my life.”
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.
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).
What is the highest paying state for disability?
At 8.9 percent, West Virginia came in at the top of the list among states where the most people receive disability benefits. Residents there received $122.4 million in monthly benefits. West Virginia’s labor force participation rate was 52.7 percent – the lowest in the country.
How much will the SSI checks be in 2020?
The latest such increase, 1.6 percent, becomes effective January 2020. The monthly maximum Federal amounts for 2020 are $783 for an eligible individual, $1,175 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse, and $392 for an essential person.
How much can I earn on disability in 2020?
A person who earns more than a certain monthly amount is considered to be “engaging in SGA.” Federal regulations use the national average wage index to set the income limit for determining the SGA each year. In 2020 , the amount is $1,260 for disabled applicants and $2,110 for blind applicants.