Office Types and Locations
Social Security serves the needs of Americans in over hundreds of field offices located in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Social Security field offices serve as a first point of contact for many of our beneficiaries.
With over 140 hearing offices nationwide, Social Security provides a convenient way for the public to appeal benefits decisions. Over 6,000 employees support the country's largest administrative law system.
Social Security answers the call to serve at teleservice centers nationwide, providing a full range of service to beneficiaries worldwide by telephone.
Six program service centers serve the needs of the Social Security public nationwide. Located in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Kansas City, and Birmingham, these centers perform a variety of Social Security's mission-critical tasks, including account maintenance, disability claims review, and benefits determinations.
Located within each of our 10 regions, regional headquarters offices oversee and support Social Security programs in field offices and teleservice and program service (payment) centers.
Our headquarters offices are located in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, and Falls Church, VA. Social Security headquarters offices provide administrative, programmatic, and technical guidance to our nationwide programs.