To apply for Social Security you can either visit the Social Security Administration (SSA) website which can be found at https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying8.html, call the SSA office at 1-800-772-1213, or visit your local Social Security office at https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/ic001.action#officeResults. The closest Social Security office is at Continental Plaza, Second Floor, 401 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack NJ 07061. Their hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. You can stop by without an appointment but we advise you schedule one to save yourself time.
When applying for our Social Security, it is necessary to have the following documents to complete the application:
- Birth Certificate: to prove your date of birth and location of birth
- Marital Status/ Divorce Documents
- Birth Certificate of Spouse
- Social Security number for you and spouse
During the application, your spouse should be in attendance and it is always a good idea to bring proof of identification with you. For more information about the documents required please visit https://www.ssa.gov/hlp/isba/10/isba-checklist.pdf. If you have questions, need advice or know someone who has questions about their benefit, please contact us.