State College Social Security Office

901 University Dr, suite 2
State College, PA - 16801

Phone

866-864-1516

Fax

(833) 597-0159

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  1. Jan 25, 2021

    My son is 18 and needs to apply for his first SS card. I read that he needed to do so in person. Are you accepting in person appointments? Thank you

  2. Aug 4, 2020

    William was great, extremely helpful and thorough.

  3. Jun 22, 2020

    I dealt with one individual at this office who, after submitting and reviewing multiple applications, had still not even looked at a single piece of paper filed. The ignorance of what was on the applications and what was being applied for was astounding! Then she had the audacity to be extremely rude on the phone suggesting no one had ever put any such information on the applications. Of course, I have copies of every correspondence showing where all of the information is listed over and over again. The same precise information on every piece of paper, and she never looked at it once. (Sigh) Now I have no choice but to go to a supervisor or director who will hopefully be more competent. Unbelievable how our taxpayer money is wasted on such dramatic incompetence! It is truly outrageous, but I won't let such clumsiness be swept under the rug. Phone calls and letters are already being drafted to a host of individuals. Good luck to anyone needing to use this office! (By the way, I have seen fantastic service and responsiveness at other offices with other clients, so I know this is not a problem everywhere.)

  4. Jun 8, 2020

    I talked to a person who gave instructions on how to receive a replacement card for my 16 year old son. I filled out the application and included his school ID. I was not informed that my driver license was also needed. 5 days later we received an envelope from the State College Office returning the school ID. Nothing else was included. No words of communication-NOTHING. No communication. Why not have a note in the returned mail explaining anything -- Something!!! This was so unprofessional any office would be ashamed!!! After talking to a person today I was told of OUR mistake. He said he wasn't trying to be difficult and there was nothing to do but start the whole procedure all over again. He did not seem to care about my frustration. Incompetent people should be fired if not able to fulfill their job .Who knows what will happen next, I have no faith in their service and probably they will intentionally delay things more due to my anger. Disgusting. We are all in this together they say. So maybe make things kinder instead of difficult. This disappointment is such a lack of service to the people of this Country and our community.

  5. Apr 27, 2018

    My experience with the field officer in the Social Security Office in State College was very wonderful as I noted in the reviews I read before I left. However, a female security guard at the office was extremely militaristic and disrespectful of me, a racial/ethnic minority person. I am going to take time to process my negative experience and emotions that stem from it before I send a complaint to the city and/or Social Security Administration Headquarter in Baltimore. My intention is to encourage them to improve their services.



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****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 State College 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.


Hours:    







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


Location Directions: FROM ROUTE 322 TAKE ROUTE 26S TO THE UNIVERSITY DRIVE EXIT. TURN LEFT ONTO UNIVERSITY DRIVE AT THE EXIT RAMP LIGHT, TRAVEL APPROX 1/2 MILE AND TURN LEFT BETWEEN THE 811 AND 911 OFFICE BUILDINGS. SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE IS LOCATED BEHIND THE 811 BUILDING.

Top Online Services on SSA.gov

You 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;
Blind; or
Disabled.

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 866-864-1516 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 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.

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

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
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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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do an application online for social security
Yes. You can apply for benefits online (retirement, disability, medicare). Visit https://www.ssa.gov.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
What is SSI (Supplemental Security Income)?
SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children who have low income, few resources, and who are blind or disabled. SSI also provides monthly payments to people age 65 and older with limited income and resources, who are not blind or disabled.
How Much Can You Get from SSI?
The basic monthly federal amount for 2021 is the same nationwide:
$794 for one person, or
$1,191 for a couple



Not everyone gets the same amount. You may get more if you live in a state that adds money to the federal SSI payment. On the other hand, you may get less if you have other income such as wages, pensions, or Social Security benefits. You may also get less if someone pays your household expenses. You may also get less if you live with a spouse and he or she has income.
Should I Apply for SSI?
To get a monthly payment you must:
Be at least age 65 OR be blind or disabled;
Have limited income (wages, pensions, etc.);
Have limited resources (the things you own);
Be a U.S. citizen, a national of the U.S., or some noncitizens; and
Reside in one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

Exception: The children of military parent(s) assigned to permanent duty outside the U.S. and certain students temporarily abroad may receive SSI payments outside the U.S.
How Can You Apply for SSI?
You can apply for SSI by calling our toll-free number at 877-483-0689. The phone lines are open between 8 am and 7 pm. Office staff can provide more information about SSI and schedule an appointment to take your application over the telephone.

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