Regional Headquarters

The headquarters of the New York Region of the Social Security Administration is located in lower Manhattan in the Jacob Javits Federal Building. The regional headquarters is responsible for oversight and support of the administration of all Social Security programs in field offices, teleservice and processing centers, and state disability determination services in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Most questions and concerns can be quickly resolved by contacting our 800 number or your local Social Security field office.  Important information is also accessible on our website,  However, staff in a number of our regional headquarters' divisions are available to provide information and discuss issues related to Social Security's policies and procedures.

Public Affairs Office

Our Public Affairs staff coordinates the dissemination of public information through the media and through our network of field offices and teleservice centers. This staff also responds to important correspondence received in the regional office. This staff may be contacted by writing to:

Social Security Administration
Regional Public Affairs Office
26 Federal Plaza/Room 40-120
New York, NY 10278

E-mail may be sent to the Public Affairs staff at

Center for Disability and Programs Support

Staff in the regional office Center for Disability and Programs Support is responsible for coordination of the Retirement, Survivors and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, including Disability programs, and work incentives for people with disabilities, like Ticket to Work, in the New York Region. This staff may be contacted by writing to:

Social Security Administration
Director/Center for Disability and Programs
26 Federal Plaza/Room 4060
New York, NY 10278


Medical determinations for disability cases are made by local state agencies.  You can learn more about your local state agency by visiting their website at:

New York
Division of Disability Determinations

New Jersey
Disability Determinations

In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, please contact:

Disability Determination Services
PO Box 71301
San Juan PR 00936

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