SSA: How to Change Your Address With Social Security
If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, changing your address with the Social Security Administration (SSA) should be on top of your moving to-do list. Here’s how to change your address with Social Security.
How to Change Your Address With Social Security?
Address Change Procedures Offered by Social Security
Do I Have to Notify Social Security of My Address Change?
Yes, you have to notify Social Security of your address change within 10 days of your move.
If you fail to notify Social Security of your address change within the required time-frame:
- You may experience a delay in the receipt of your benefits.
- You might not receive the full amount of your benefits.
- You may be deducted up to $100 from your SSI payments.
- Your benefit payments may be suspended for up to 24 months.
Who must update their address with the Social Security?
- Recipient of Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability)
- Enrolled in Medicare, SSDI, CDB, or DWB
- Beneficiary of SSI
- If you were receiving benefits on behalf of a worker’s child younger than 16.
- You have a disabled child, had a disabled child that has now left your care or had a disabled child that has been adopted by someone else.
- Even if you’re not getting benefits now, you may still want to change your address to receive notices from Social Security.
Who is exempt from reporting a change of address to Social Security?
- Recipients who are legally incompetent are not responsible for reporting, but their payees are.
Social Security Change of Address Online
The most convenient
To change your address online with Social Security, you must first log in to your My Social Security Account or create one.
How to create a My Social Security Account
- Visit the My Social Security Account sign up page.
- Click Create a new account.
- Sign in with Login.gov or sign in with a partner account you already have through ID.me.
- Keep your confirmation number handy.
How to change address on My Social Security Account
- Sign in to your My Social Security Account
- Go to My Profile
- Select Update Contact Information
- Type your new address and press update. You can also schedule this update to take effect on a particular day — like your moving date.
Eligibility for change of address on My Social Security Account
- Eligible: If you receive Social Security Benefits (retirement, survivors, disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online with Social Security.
- Not eligible: The online address change is not currently available to people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or do not have a U.S.-mailing address. However, if you are receiving SSI, you can check your current address that the SSA has on record through My Account.
If you’re not eligible to change your address online, you can:
- Change your address by phone
- Change your address in person
Social Security Change of Address by Phone
The easiest option
Social Security Office Change of Address (In person)
When you're in the area
Find an SSA Office Near Me
You can locate your nearest SSA office by using the Social Security Office Locator. Simply enter your Zip Code, and it’ll show the nearest Field Office.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Change of Address
How Do I Get a Social Security Replacement Card?
There are 4 ways to get a Social Security replacement card:
- Fill the SS-5 Form and mail it to your local SSA Field Office.
- Fill the SS-5 Form and bring it to your local SSA Field Office.
- Call Social Security to request a replacement card at 1-800-772-1213.
- Log in to your My Social Security Account. Click on My Replacement Documents and select My Replacement Card. Follow the rest of the steps and you’ll receive your replacement card within 10-14 business days.
Online Social Security Card replacement is not available in:
- New Hampshire
- West Virginia
How Do I Make an Appointment at a Social Security Office?
- Locate your local SSA field office.
- Call the local field office to book a slot.
- Appointments may not be immediately available or completely suspended, depending on local health and safety conditions and staffing.
How Do I Notify Social Security of a Death?
What Is the Address for the Social Security Administration?
Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries and Communications Support
1100 West High Rise
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
When Are Social Security Offices Typically Open?
- Social Security Offices are typically open for visits: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.
- Social Security Offices are typically open for calls: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Changing your address with the SSA is crucial to avoid potential delays in receiving the benefits or even a complete suspension of them. The easiest ways to change your address with the SSA are by updating it online or by calling SSA. Remember, you only get 10 days after your move to change your address. Make sure this is on top of your to-do list.
Now that changing your address with the SSA has been taken care of, read our complete change of address checklist to find our who to notify next.
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