Union NJ Social Security Office

855 Lehigh Ave
Union, NJ - 07083

Phone

877-803-6306

Fax

(833) 950-2978

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22 Comments

  1. Apr 26, 2022

    On hold for 12 minutes after being told 'Someone will be right with you'. My call was not in queue for 15 minute wait. My call was never answered but disconnected. Poor customer service.

  2. Nov 23, 2021

    Received 2 letters stating my niece disability checks will stop if paperwork is not returned by a certain date, well they were dropped off at post office in time for them to receive. I have called this office a few times. I have left messages.

  3. Nov 9, 2021

    I sent in my documents a month ago and I have not received them itís been more then a month.

  4. Jun 23, 2021

    I have been calling 10x today alone to make an appointment. Someone picks up and hang up right away! Another lady picked up said please hold and after holding for 10 minutes, guess what? She hung up too. Can I get one person in that office that can actually help and make an appointment to obtain a New SS# for my Husband. Thank you.

  5. Jun 18, 2021

    I have been trying to reach this office for 3 months for an award letter so I can go back to work and or school. I talked to two different people who told me the letter was sent out. I am going to lose out on my help with going back to school due to the fact these letters were sent out 2 months ago and then one month ago and never reached my home address. I would be surprised if I already lost my chance and have to start the process all over again. I need this letter as soon as possible. Still waiting every single day.........

  6. Jun 16, 2021

    Mrs. Espinosa is the best

  7. May 4, 2021

    I want to apply for a social security card, I couldn't talk with you on the phone, I was waiting 1 hour and nobody answers.

  8. Mar 29, 2021

    I called 2 months ago for an appointment they took all the data, I call again and it turns out that they do not have my name and I am waiting for an appointment for almost two months I give my information for the appointment already after 15 days and they do not call me, I need the appointment, who can help one? The person who answers the phone are rude and they are not helping I am really frustrated with this.

  9. Feb 24, 2021

    Hello , I would like to know step of updating my social security to US citizens ?

  10. Feb 5, 2021

    Does Union Office have a drop box to leave documents and forms.?

  11. Oct 10, 2020

    I canít sign in my account I need an award letter to get an apartment and I need an address change from Ga to Jersey

  12. Aug 14, 2020

    How l see my ssa history by my gmail

  13. Jun 22, 2020

    I am 64 years old now and my wife is 70 years now. She doesn't have any credit for social security and med care benefit. I would like to apply for both I and my wife before reaching aged 65. Please let me know how do I apply and both of us have to go to the office to apply ? Thank you very much.

  14. Jun 10, 2020

    I have half the mind to just mail his dead body to you as a gift for your like of consideration for living things!!!

  15. Jun 4, 2020

    Good afternoon, my name is Sattie and I would like information on early retirement at age 62. Sincerely Sattie

  16. Jun 4, 2020

    I would like informations on earlier retirement when one is retired at 62 .

  17. May 18, 2020

    Hello why my SSN is invalid, please let me know when can I give you a call

  18. Feb 14, 2020

    Need to discuss survival benefits

  19. Jan 18, 2018

    I tried making an appt. ref a letter I received reducing our ss monthly payments, advising we had 60 days to appeal. An appt. was not available within the 60 day period but I was advised to get to the SS office b4 8am & they do take people without appts. We arrived at 7:45am only to find out that the union office does not open till 9am. The temperature is 17F & doors are not open. Not good!

  20. Jun 15, 2015

    I'm applying for Disability Benefits, and I went to this hellhole because I got a voicemail on a Friday 'reminding' me of the appointment I had that Monday; which I had never made. I went anyway, and was directed to the literal rudest human being I have ever encountered, who informed me that I was there was because I had indicated that I wanted to apply for SSDI too. I had not, having already determined that I wasn't eligible. The woman informed me several times that I was lying. She then told me that she was *required* to fill out an SSDI application for me, but that it would be rejected. So I had to answer a bunch of irrelevant personal questions (e.g. 'How much money does your boyfriend make?' and 'Do you ever refer to your boyfriend as your husband?') while this woman sighed and/or argued with every answer I gave. At one point, she asked me what my disability was, and when I told her (Major Depressive Disorder, Social/Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and hypersomnia, which had lost me my job), she *rolled her eyes* at me and sighed again, just to make her contempt for me as clear as possible. Eventually I was dismissed with a 'go away' hand gesture. TL;DR: If you have no choice but to go to this miserable little place, do not expect to be treated like a human being in any way whatsoever.

  21. May 29, 2015

    Social security sent me a notice that I had to pay back all of the benefits that I received last year. I filed for benefits late in the year and they said that I had made too much money and was not allowed to have the benefits, so I would have to pay them all back. I felt that this was untrue, so I went to the office to see if I could get a resolution. The first person I saw told me sorry that's the way it is, go home and pay the bill. I asked to see someone else. He was not thrilled with that but put in a request for me to see someone. An hour later I got to talk to someone else. She told me that I was correct that it was a computer error and I owe nothing. How many people are sent home to pay the bill when they don't have to. Be careful, not everyone at this office knows what they are doing.

  22. Nov 18, 2014

    Had a wonderful experience today. Appointment was for 1:30 taken in at 1:25. Everything was completed and left office at 1:33. Everyone was very nice and professional.



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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.



Hours: Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMTuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMWednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMThursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMFriday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMSaturday ClosedSunday ClosedDirections: FROM THE NJ TURNPIKE: TAKE EXIT 13A. BEAR LEFT AFTER TOLL PLAZA AND FOLLOW SIGNS TO NORTH AVE WEST. TRAVEL PAST 1 TRAFFIC LIGHT AND TURN RIGHT ONTO NORTH AVE. CROSS ROUTE 1&9 AND CONTINUE ON NORTH AVE. NORTH AVE WILL INTERSECT MORRIS AVE. TURN RIGHT ONTO MORRIS.FOLLOW MORRIS INTO UNION TOWNSHIP AND MAKE A LEFT ONTO LEHIGH AVENUE. THE OFFICE IS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE STREET AT THE REAR ENTRANCE OF 855 LEHIGH AVENUE.

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 877-803-6306 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¬ģ 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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  1. Posted by User onWednesday, February 2, 2022

    The lines at the office we're always pretty frequently moved even if you didn't have an appointment, they got people moving to other lines fast it's a well ran office, the people in there anybody I ever encountered were very n very nice, considerate, took time explaining everything, didn't rush, and left you with no questions unanswered.





  1. Posted by User onWednesday, February 2, 2022

    Used the union office several times. I've never left there with more anxiety then I came in with, if anything I came out Calm and at ease, there was always parking line,s move fast or you were allowed to go up and ask about how long the wait, everybody was friendly.

  2. Posted by User onMonday, November 1, 2021

    Once I had the appointment and got inside I found them helpful to me and my husband. All were pleasant. The phones, that is another story. waited on hold from 4pm till 8pm at which time it was said office is now closed, you may call tomorrow.





  1. Posted by User onWednesday, February 2, 2022

    The personnel WERE ALL BASICALLY VERY HELPFUL...made you feel more comfortable than I thought... definitely in they're right field of work...finely done





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.
Apply for Benefits Here.
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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