New Haven Social Security Office
150 Court St.
New Haven, CT - 06510
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****IMPORTANT: Social Security offices are offering more in-person appointments and have resumed in-person services for people without an appointment.
To avoid waiting in line, they strongly encourage people to use the online services at https://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices or call them to schedule
appointments in advance rather than walking in without an appointment.
The New Haven Social Security Office determines eligibility and pays benefits to those entitled to survivor benefits. Determines eligibility and pays benefits to the entitled legally blind. Determines eligibility and pays retirement benefits to those entitled aged 62 and older.
Robert N. Giaimo Federal Building
THE OFFICE IS LOCATED ON THE 4TH FLOOR OF THE FEDERAL BLDG AT THE INTERSECTION OF COURT AND ORANGE STREETS, BETWEEN ELM AND CHAPEL AND CHURCH AND STATE STREETS, ONE BLOCK EAST OF THE NEW HAVEN GREEN BEHIND THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AND NEW HAVEN CITY HALL. METERED PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON ORANGE, STATE, CHURCH, AND COURT STREETS, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL PARKING GARAGES IN DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN. THERE ARE A FEW PARKING LOTS IN THE VICINITY WITH VERY LIMITED SPACES. ONSITE PARKING IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION. PASSENGERS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING.
Top Online Services on SSA.govYou can go online at: https://www.ssa.gov for the following services. You can take care of these things without making an appointment at your local office.
Apply for Benefits
- Apply for Retirement Benefits
- Apply for Disability Benefits
- Apply for Medicare Benefits
- Appeal a Decision
Check Your Account Information
- View Your Latest SS Statement
- Review Your Earnings History
- Estimate Your Retirement Benefits
- Check Your Application Status
Updates To Your Account
- Change Your Address
- Direct Deposit Setup and Changes
- Print Proof of Benefits
- Print Out Your 1099 Form
SSI makes monthly payments to people who have low income and few resources and are:
Age 65 or older;
If you are applying for SSI, you can complete a large part of your application by visiting our website at www.socialsecurity.gov. You also can call us toll-free at (866) 331-5281 to ask for an appointment with a Social Security representative.
Parents or guardians usually can apply for blind or disabled children under age 18. In some cases, other third parties can apply for children.
You should bring certain items when you apply. Even if you do not have all of the things listed below, apply anyway. The people in the Social Security office can help you get whatever is needed.
- Your Social Security card or a record of your Social Security number;
- Your birth certificate or other proof of your age;
- Information about the home where you live, such as your mortgage or your lease and landlord's name;
- Payroll slips, bank books, insurance policies, burial fund records and other information about your income and the things you own;
- The names, addresses and telephone numbers of doctors, hospitals and clinics that you have been to, if you are applying for SSI because you are disabled or blind;
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen status; and
- Your checkbook or other papers that show your bank, credit union or savings and loan account number. If you are approved for SSI, you must receive your
payments electronically. Payments may be made via direct deposit, the Direct ExpressÂ® card program or an Electronic Transfer Account. For more information, visit www.GoDirect.org.
How to apply online?
Visit www.socialsecurity.gov and select 'Apply online for disabilitybenefits.'
Fill out the Disability Benefit Application
Answer the questions on the Adult Disability Report
Mail or take the documents to this Social Security office.
The online forms are available to you seven days a week during the following hours (Eastern time):
Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. until 1 a.m.
Saturday: 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Holidays: 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.
If you paid in to Social Security or are looking for benefits, you will need to open a 'my Social Security' account. This is an online account directly from the Social Security Administration that lets you keep track of and manage your SSA benefits, and allows you to make changes to your Social Security record. My Social Security Account
Getting a Social Security Card OR Replacing A Social Security Card OR Correcting A Social Security Card
1. Learn what documents you'll need to get an original, replacement, or corrected Social Security card, whether it's for a child or adult, U.S. citizen or noncitizen. Documents List.
2. Read the instructions for and fill out an application for a new, replacement, or corrected card. Social Security Forms
3. Social Security cards aren't processed online. Print your application and find out where to take it in person or mail it.
Missing Social Security Checks or Payments
Contact the agency. The paying agency will provide you instructions on how to file a claim File the claim with the paying agency. (800) 772-1213.
Supplemental Security Income
Pays benefits based on financial need.
Social Security Disability
Public social insurance programs that replace income lost because of a physical or mental impairment severe enough to prevent a previously employed person from working. Monthly cash benefits are paid to the eligible individual with a disability and his or her eligible dependents throughout the period of disability.
SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. People who have worked long enough may also be able to receive Social Security disability or retirement benefits as well as SSI.
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Today I spoke with Jim Casas (sp). He was so informative and helpful in getting me all set with my widow benefits. He was very patient and didn't mind repeating information to me. For all the people leaving negative comments about New Haven Social Security, I was blessed today to get a top notch employee in New Haven. Thank you Jim for all your help!
6 times we have tried to get my son his social security card. Every time we call we are told something different and they all blame each other. God forbid you try to get an answer bc you are clearly bothering them..........
I work in a restaurant in Wallingford I gave them my social security number and in the two fortnights they give me the payment roll I get another number from my social security terminals, I asked them to correct my number and they did not. What should I do, how do I verify if they are providing me correctly.
FEMALE REPRESENTATIVE AT THE NEW HAVEN BRANCH WAS SO RUDE AND CONTINUED TO OVER TALK ME AS I WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DISRESPECTED. THIS AGENCY IS SUPPOSED TO HELP PEOPLE AND NOT ACT AS IF THEY ARE DOING US A FAVOR!
Hi everyone, so far the people (well some people) from SSI has been working from home, they have been rude and disrespectful. After being told 20 stories and now I call today, guess what? papers sitting there waiting for a supervisor. That was said to me a week ago, if anyone know a way I can get to a supervisor please let me know.
The ones on the phone they’re very rude peoples I think they need to get retrain because he shouldn’t be rude to people on the phone
My son’s ppt meeting was in hold due to the corona virus and my son actually has a bank account in which we use to help with his new furniture and basic needs, what other documentations are you looking for?
Is very good customer service
Need my social security number
Dear officer, I went to the Social Security office and applied for an SSN in Feburary and have not received my SSN yet. I wonder if you could send it to me again. Thank you very much!
Dear officer, I went to the Social Security office and applied for an SSN in early March and have not received my SSN yet. I wonder if you could send it to me again. Thank you very much.
What a bunch of low class Security Boys with little man syndrome!! Today, January 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM, I walked in to the building to go to the Social Security office. I am on crutches and had to take my boots off. I completely understand and I did!! When it came time to put them back on I asked for one of the many empty chairs over by their “station”. I was told they could not walk over there to get it for me, because they could not leave their “station”. I had to sit on the floor to put my boots on and then try to get up off the floor with my crotch in a hip scheduled for replacement surgery in four weeks. All I can say is IGNORANT!!!! POWER TRIP!!! PATHETIC LITTLE SECURITY GUARDS!!! I guess it is important to you to show your “POWER” over a 60 year old woman, on crutches, as YOU CLEARLY DO NOT WEAR THE PANTS IN YOUR OWN HOME, or YOU WOULDN’T BE TRYING SO HARD TO FLEX YOUR MUSCLES AT YOUR PATHETIC JOB!!! I think it was THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST who said.... What goes around - comes around! MAYBE...... SOME WILL TREAT YOUR MOTHER/DAUGHTER THE SAME WAY, ONE DAY!! ALL IN PAY BACK FOR YOUR LOW-CLASS MINORITY MENTALITY & IGNORANCE!!
I'm trying find the right social security lawyer because I feel like I'm getting a run around I'm dealing with a ssl office there making me do all the foot work and their not responding to me like they are supposed to I'm getting some what reports from them and I feel they are not legit I feel like they are some coming up back yard farm and I need help I went threw doctors I went threw so much appointments and I'm still getting the run around if some one can help me to get my ssl I'll greatley appreciate it or point me in the right direction
This is Taghreed Alharbi in New Haven, and I want the prove from the social security office that I'm an international student and I do not have the social security number for the DMV. how can I make an appointment?
Today I waited an hour to be seen. Mr. Hewitt called made back and made every minute I spend waiting count. He was professional AND personable, smart AND funny. He handled my situation with ease and left me feeling buoyant. What a difference from what I had been expecting. Please make sure his superior knows this. He is definitely one of your top employees. Thanks, Nina
I visited the New Haven Social Security office in the fall (November), 3 months prior to my February birthday. I expected my first benefit to arrive this month (March). When it did not, I called the toll free number on the Medicare Premium Bill and was informed that I had not filed a claim. The agent we spoke with at the office was a man in the back office of the New Haven department. Please advise., as I am awaiting my payment.