The U.S. Social Security Administration is an independent agency in the executive branch of the federal government. SSA is headed by a Commissioner and a Deputy Commissioner who are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

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Social Security Advisory Board
Bipartisan government board advises Congress and the President about disability decisions, appeals, and other administrative problems at SSA.
Advisory Council on Social Security
Predecessor to the Advisory Board, the 1994-1996 Advisory Council studied administrative, entitlement and financial issues and reported its recommendations to Congress and the President.
Association of Administrative Law Judges
Discusses administrative issues concerning Social Security hearings and appeals.
Black Affairs Advisory Council
Council of Social Security Administration employees. Promotes advancement of minorities within SSA, and community outreach for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Government Accountability Office
Select Social Security Administration from the menu.
History of Social Security
The evolution and history of Social Security in the United States, from Thomas Paine to FDR to the present.
Immigrants and Social Security
Information about Social Security numbers, cards, taxes and benefits. Tailored to the concerns of newly arrived immigrants.
International Programs
Information for beneficiaries outside the USA, on international Social Security agreements, and on Social Security in other countries.
International Social Security Association
Forum for social security institutions throughout the world. Interested in the appropriate development of social insurance, strengthening social security programs.
Locate Your Local Social Security Office
Addresses and information about Social Security's 1300 field offices.
National Association Of Disability Examiners
Professional organization for state and federal employees who make disability determinations for the Social Security Administration.
National Conference of State Social Security Administrators
Information for federal, state, and local government agencies concerning Social Security coverage, tax policy and benefits for government employees.
National Council of Social Security Management Associations
Staffing, recruiting, and other administrative issues at the Social Security Administration.
Press Office for Social Security Administration
Editors, reporters and other media representatives: this is the official web site of SSA's Press Office. Contacts' names and numbers.
Senate Finance Committee
The Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee on Social Security is responsible for legislation concerning Social Security benefits, taxes and coverage.
Social Security Administration
Social Security retirement, disability and survivors benefits and Supplemental Security Income.
Social Security Administration's Inspector General
Reports about Social Security-related scams, abuse, fraud. Studies SSA's stewardship of our tax dollars. How and where to report fraud.
Social Security Numbers and Cards
How to apply for a Social Security number, or for a replacement for a lost card. How to change your name on Social Security's records. Other FAQs about numbers and cards.
Social Security Online Services
Apply for benefits, request a Social Security Statement, request a duplicate Medicare card--all online. More e-services added regularly.
Social Security Services for People Living Outside the USA
Assists people who have worked in the United States, but now live in other countries. Help in applying for U.S. Social Security benefits, signing up for direct deposit, and reporting changes.
SSA's Atlanta Region
SSA's Regional Office in Atlanta serves these Southeastern United States: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.
SSA's Boston Region
SSA's Regional Office in Boston serves these New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
SSA's Chicago Region
SSA's Regional Office in Chicago serves these Great Lake states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
SSA's Dallas Region
SSA's Regional Office in Dallas serves the Southwest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
SSA's Denver Region
SSA's Regional Office in Denver serves these Rocky Mountain states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
SSA's Kansas City Region
SSA's Regional Office in Kansas City serves these Mid-American states: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
SSA's New York Region
SSA's Regional Office in New York City serves the Northeastern states of New York and New Jersey plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
SSA's Philadelphia Region
SSA's Regional Office in Philadelphia serves the Mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia plus the District of Columbia.
SSA's San Francisco Region
SSA's Regional Office in San Francisco serves the Western states of Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii plus Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.
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