10 Fawcett St, First Floor
Cambridge, MA - 02138
Absolute waste of time. Walk-in waited at Waltham office for enrolling in Medicare. After a 2+ hour wait was told they can not complete the needed process. Referred to Cambridge office. Neither Waltham nor Cambridge have any scheduled time available. More wasted time. Tried calling 800-772-1213 to find out when / how to schedule an appointment and was told there is nothing available by scheduling and to just keep calling to see if a schedule is available. Told to do another walk in. Transfereed to end-of-call survey, that said not survey was available. Absolutely unhelpful. Choice is to (1) make repeated call attempts (to central 800 #) and wait on hold and (2) to walk-in with the hope that someone in either office could actually complete the required forms. Hours on phone and wasted days inoffice with no solution for a legally required function.
I sent a letter back to the disability office in Cambridge, regarding info from the VA dept. providing proof that they will need to go along with my VA appeal status... they denied me compensation.. I sent that info that the ss. office in cambridge would need to continue with my SSI payments, and this info was sent well before the 11th like the original letter from ssi said. I called up on the phone to verify by calling the social security office 1-800 771 1213. he told me my disability payments will be stopped...I asked why..and he couldn't tell me.... now i ask why.
I have one simple question that only the Cambridge Office can answer. I called SSA Cambridge, waited for a call back and was told that was not the Cambridge Office and they agreed that the Camb. Ofc only could answer my question. I called the Camb. Ofc back and waited on line. When answered I was back at the same SSA office which was not Cambridge. They also agreed that only the Camb. Ofc could answer my question. Now, is it true that I might have to wait many weeks for an appointment just to get one question answered? Is it at all possible that someone from the Cambridge Office might see and answer this note. Thank you for your attention. Martin Minahan
Dear Sir/Madam, I am just wondering if I can apply for a SSN tomorrow (Jan 23, 2018), I went to the office this morning and was told I could not apply since the government's shutting down. Thanks a lot. Hongjian Fang
The Somerville 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
Located Corner Fawcett St and Concord Ave. Street Parking Only/garage Unavailable for Public Use. Walking Distance to Alewife T Stop on Red Line and Adjacent to the Fresh Pond Rotary. 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 800-772-1213 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 Express® 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 10 p.m.
Holidays: 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.
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: https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf. 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 https://secure.ssa.gov/iClaim/rib.
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.