If you need to apply for Social Security, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure where or how to start the process. That is completely normal, and thankfully enough people have been through the process that there is help. Here are some steps to help you get started.
Please note these are general steps to follow, your situation may cause you to not be able to utilize one of these methods or may require additional steps. For more information and to contact the Social Security Administration regarding your application, please visit ssa.gov.
You may be able to apply for social security online even if you aren’t sure of your eligibility. You can visit this link to start the online application process. Once the online process is complete, a Social Security representative may contact you to collect additional information if needed.
If you have someone else submit the application on your behalf, you will be contacted by a representative via phone to verify your intent to file, confirm the information provided is accurate and up to date, obtain any additional information that is needed and offer you an opportunity to provide your verbal consent to sign the application. It is important you make yourself available when this call comes so that the application can be processed in due time.
Please note that there is currently no online application for those who are age 65 or older, you will need to apply via phone or at your local office.
Apply By Phone
To apply over the phone you will need to make an appointment to file your application by calling 1-800-772-1213. There are options for those who are deaf or hard of hearing and you can utilize those options by calling the Social Security Administration at TTY 1-800-325-0778.
Apply With a Local Office
You can also apply for Social Security through your local office. Use the online locator to enter your zip code. The Social Security office located closest to Pascagoula is:
Address: 6000 Highway 63 Moss Point, MS 39563
Office: 1-866-253-5675 | TTY: 1-228-474-7023 | Fax: 1-833-554-0367
Please note that according to the Social Security Administration’s official website as of March 2021: On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we suspended face-to-face service to the public in our field offices and hearings offices nationwide until further notice. However, we are still able to provide critical services via phone, fax, and online.
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This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes.