How the Social Security Administration Can Help You Now

We want to let you know that during the pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA), continues to provide help to you and others in the cancer community. 

While SSA offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, they remain committed to providing ongoing benefits and vital services.  

SSA remains ready and able to help you by phone with most Social Security matters. You can speak with a representative by calling your local Social Security office or their national number: 800-772-1213. You can find local office phone numbers conveniently online with their Social Security Office Locator

SSA also has many secure and convenient online services to:

  • Apply for Retirement, Disability, and Medicare benefits,
  • Check the status of an application or appeal,
  • Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), 
  • Print a benefit verification letter, and 
  • Much more.


Most business with SSA can be done online, but we know that many people still rely on phone or in-person help.  That’s why they want you to know you can still count on them by phone. 

SSA also understands that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic.  So, they are continuing to extend certain deadlines wherever possible.

And, if you have a critical situation they cannot help you with by phone or online, they may be able to schedule an appointment for you.

If you need help from SSA, please don’t wait until they can see you in person.  Reach out now and get the help you need.

Click here for more information about disability insurance.

Click here for more information about Medicare. 

Click here to create your personal my Social Security account today.


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