Social Security is Here to Help!

Posted: November 5, 2020

The Social Security Administration (SSA) remains committed to providing uninterrupted benefits and vital services the public relies on, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Despite challenges government and businesses face at this time, the SSA wants people to know that it remains ready and able to help them by phone with most social security matters.

Most business with SSA can be done online but many people still rely on phone or in-person help. Local community members may speak with a representative by calling the local Newton social security office at 1-877-575-5189 or the national number at 1-800-772-1213.

Although their offices are not providing service for walk-in visitors, they may be able to schedule an appointment for limited, critical issues if they cannot help someone by phone and if they cannot get the information they need or conduct their business online.

Residents may call or take advantage of their 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