Social Security 2017-12-15T09:05:37+00:00

Social Security is a federal government program that supports retired people. The amount paid to a person is based on what a person’s U.S. wage history. Social Security benefits are available only to workers who have contributed through withholding for 10 years or more.

One of the first things you will need to do after arriving is get a social security card. Everyone in the United States must have a Social Security Number (SSN) in order to work or to be eligible for some government benefits. As soon as possible after arriving in the US you should apply for a SSN. After your application has been processed, each person in your family will receive a card with a social security number on it.

You will always have the same Social Security Number (SSN), whether you move, marry، change jobs, or change your name.
You should limit who has access to your Social Security Number. You should not share your number publicly as it can be used to steal your identity.

For appointments and information about Social Security call toll-free: (800) 772-1213, from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. during the week.

The TTY Number for hearing impaired is (800) 325-0778. When you call the 800 number you are talking to someone in a national call center, not someone in your local office.

You can find your nearest office by typing your zip code on this site.
https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

 

Do Not Forget

One of the first things you will need to do after arriving is get a social security card. Everyone in the United States must have a Social Security Number (SSN) in order to work or to be eligible for some government benefits.

Benefit Facts

U.S Wage History: The amount paid to a person is based on what a person’s U.S. wage history

10 years or more: Social Security benefits are available only to workers who have contributed through withholding for 10 years or more