Information for the Press

The Press Office of the Social Security Administration responds to media inquiries relating to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. It prepares press releases and arranges press conferences for the national press corps.

This page has been designed for members of the press to facilitate their research of the Social Security website. If you are a member of the media and would like to be included on our contact list, please email us at


If you are a member of the public wishing to contact Social Security, you should call the Agency's toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.  Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing should call the Agency's toll-free TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.