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Contact BDD By Telephone

The Bureau of Disability Determination has a toll-free number that operates daily 7 AM to 4:30 PM:

Contact SSA By Telephone

Social Security has a toll-free number that operates from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday: 1-800-772-1213. If you have a touch-tone telephone, recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.

If you are hearing impaired, you may call our toll-free "TTY" number: 1-800-325-0778 (7 AM - 7 PM Monday through Friday)

Find A Local Office

If you have a problem or question, you should first try our toll-free telephone number. If you need to contact your local office, you can find it in your local telephone directory under "Social Security."

If you have access to the Internet, you can use the Social Security Office Locator on our home page, Social Security Online at Just type in your postal ZIP code and we will give you the address, telephone number, and directions to your local office.

Contact Us By Mail

If you have a problem, you should call our toll-free telephone number or contact your local office. If you still need additional help, you may write to the Office of Public Inquiries:

Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401


Request Public Information Materials

Mail requests for SSA publications to:

Social Security Administration
Public Information Distribution Center
P. O. Box 17743
Baltimore, MD 21235


You can telephone requests for SSA publications to: 410-965-0945 or Fax your requests to: 410-965-0695.