Salem OR Social Security Office

Salem, OR
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1750 Mcgilchrist St Se, Suite 110
Salem, OR - 97302

866-593-1559 Click to call There are 13 comments. Scroll down to read comments. Fax: (833) 950-2914 Social Security Website: Go to Facebook Go to Twitter Go to Instagram

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Anonymous - Feb 3, 2021

I want to know if you can make appointment to sign up for Medicare? If so can my wife come in with me?

Anonymous - Dec 15, 2020

Can I change my mailing address online by myself? If not why not?

Anonymous - Dec 14, 2020

I don’t know what happened to the call back option but I liked that better than waiting on hold, please, if possible, bring it back.

Anonymous - Sep 28, 2020

My review is very low.. I've made 3 calls to get very simple,basic info, and I was on the phone for over 45minutes each time, in which I gave up. At least 15 minutes having to listen to 2 different recordings, then just waiting to get someone on the phone. All I need is a simple document sent out to me saying what I am receiving from SSI, as I need to move,and it's for credit report,etc.

Anonymous - Jul 31, 2020

Need to file SSI and ssa

Anonymous - Jul 15, 2020

Can i schedule a interview to apply ssn

Anonymous - Jan 13, 2020

New Social Security Card And Bennefits For 01/2020 Need Papers For Housing! Thank You Very Much SSD!

Anonymous - Dec 22, 2019

I Really Like That Social Security Office Can Help The Citizens Online Now, Understaffed Online Fast! Thank You SSD

Anonymous - Dec 11, 2019

I don't know why I'm not getting my benefits every month I called about not getting a check in October then they sent 2 checks worth so I'm not understanding they said that I would get a check again in December 24th

Anonymous - Jan 28, 2019

The Salem SSA office does not make appointments except for applying for retirement, disability SSI and Representative Payee applications. Except for SSI you can apply online at www.SSA.Gov. for the above benefits. All other business is first come first serve. For IRMAA appeals , get a SSA 44 form online. Provide proof of your Life Changing Event and mail the form to the office with your proofs. You can include a note asking for your proofs back. If you don’t have a LCE and feel you do not have to pay the IRMAA adjustment surcharge file SSA 561 U2, you can attach additional information to the 561. Mail the form to the local office. You can also take the form and proofs to the office. Social Security Card. It’s best to go in with your permanent plastic and unexpired no hole punched ID or DL. SSA will not accept your paper license as ID. READ the directions on form SS5! I retired from this office. Please believe we have an incredible number of people to serve. We do the best we can do with the resources we are given by Congress. Call the 800 number for routine address changes and scheduling appointments for the above listed benefits if you can’t file online . Despite information from the 800 number walk in appointments are not available in Salem except in emergency circumstances, and are done after consulting management. Please bring your patience and my former coworkers will do their best for you. They’re all professional and good at their jobs.

Anonymous - Oct 11, 2018

Your recommendations suggest making an appt at the SocSec office—don’t just show up. However, I can’t get thru to the office by phone. When I call my wait time is generally an hour & I can’t wait on my cell for an hour. Since that’s impossible, I am forced to go to them in person. And wait & wait, & wait til I run out of time & cant wait any longer. What other option do I have?? Why can’t your system be upgraded with a better way to make appts? Maybe online? Then we could choose a time & not have to wait. Please consider revamping your process for appts.

Anonymous - Jun 21, 2018

the 772 1213 phone system is terrible. I have been lead in circles and wish to make an appointment to speak with some one in person at Salem ,Albany, or Eugene Oregon. The people on the 1213 number have tried to help send me to other phone numbers that direct me back to the 1213 number. a waste of time.How do I make an appointment to speak to some one in person at their office that will handle an IRRMA appeal?

Anonymous - Aug 14, 2015

I keep trying to get an appointment like everyone says but can't. I have a hard time leaving my house. I don't see why it has to be made so difficult. I was on ssi before and need it back but can't even get anyone to help at the local office what so ever or the national number because I need a face to face appointment that I can't get at my local office

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About Salem OR Social Security Office

****IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, you can not walk in to the social security office without an appointment.
Appointments are limited and for dire issues only.

The Salem 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.

Monday     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday     Closed
Sunday     Closed

Age 65 or older;
Blind; or

If you are applying for SSI, you can complete a large part of your application by visiting our website at You also can call us toll-free at 866-593-1559 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.
Please bring:
- 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 Express® card program or an Electronic Transfer Account. For more information, visit

How to apply online?
Visit 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.

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Opening Up a MySocialSecurity Account

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

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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You can go online at: 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

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Frequently Asked Questions For Salem OR Social Security Office

Can I do an application online for social security?
Yes. You can apply for benefits online (retirement, disability, medicare). Visit

How do I apply for a replacement Social Security number card?
There is no cost to obtain a free or new Social Security Card. Get an application at this web link: Then, either mail in your application or visit your local office. Try to make an appointment before visiting your location Social Security Office.

How do I change or correct my name on my Social Security number card?
If you legally change your name due to marriage, divorce, or any other reason, you need to go to your local office.

How do I apply for Social Security retirement benefits?
It is recommended that you apply for retirement benefits three months before you want your payments to start. Applying online at

One or more of the following documents may be needed in order to apply online. The end of the online application will provide instructions on where to submit them. The documents we may ask for are:
Original birth certificate or other proof of birth [more info] (You may also submit a copy of your birth certificate certified by the issuing agency);
Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status if you were not born in the United States [more info];
Copy of your U.S. military service paper(s) (e.g., DD-214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) if you had military service before 1968; [more info]; and Copy of your W-2 form(s) [more info] and/or self-employment tax return [more info] for last year.

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How long will it take to get a Social Security card?
The Social Security Administration will mail your Social Security card as soon as they have all of the necessary information and have verified the appropriate documents.

Generally, you will get your card within 10 business days from the date on your receipt.

If I give you my Social Security Number and personal Information, can you check the Status of my case or check my application status?
No. We do not have direct contact with any of the offices listed on our website, we only provide the locations with the contact information, you must call them directly. We strongly advise that you do not provide your Social Security Number or personal information through this website or any other website. Contact your local Social Security office directly in order to obtain your case status or for more information.

Can I schedule, reschedule, or cancel an appointment with Social Security, through your website?
No. We do not have direct contact with any of the offices listed on our website, we only provide the locations with the contact information, you must call them directly.

How long would it take to get by mail my Disability Benefits Award Letter?
An award letter, AKA award notice, is what shows that a claim for benefits has been approved.
The Award letter is usually mailed to the recipient within a few months of Social Security approving their benefit application.
The Social Security office does not have an established deadline for mailing the award letters. Some claimants will get their letters even after Social Security has issued their first benefit payment or earlier than that.
The wait is longer if your case was decided on a hearing.

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