Social Security Administration
What is Social Security?
Social Security is the foundation of economic security for millions of Americans—retirees, disabled persons, and families of retired, disabled or deceased workers.
How does Social Security work?
In the United States, employers and employees are required to pay Social Security taxes. The money raised from these taxes primarily goes to providing benefits for those who have reached retirement age or are otherwise currently eligible.
What is a Social Security Number?
The original and essential purpose of SSNs is to keep track of the money you put into the Social Security program so that you can get the benefits you're entitled to. The government needs lifelong, unique identity numbers to keep track of people's payments throughout an entire working life, no matter how often we move or change occupations or even change our names.
Contact the Social Security Administration
4750 S. Garnett Rd
Tulsa, OK 74146
Phone: 1-800-772-1213 or 866-931-7106
Office hours: M-T 9-3, W 9-12, Tr-F 9-3
my Social Security
At each stage of your life, my Social Security is for you. Your personal online my Social Security account is a valuable source of information beginning in your working years and continuing throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits.
Social Security Cards
Learn how and what is required request a new or replacement Social Security card.
Information about retirement benefits, including how to apply for benefits online
Disability Benefits (SSI)
Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death.
Answers to frequently asked questions by topic
SSA Online Services
Access to SSA's online services
The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates. We can’t provide your actual benefit amount until you apply for benefits.