Albuquerque Social Security Office 87102

Last Updated: June 20, 2022

This page covers all relevant information about the Albuquerque Social Security Office at 500 Lead Ave Sw, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. In addition to the office phone number, we also provide driving directions, hours of operation, and answers to frequently asked questions.

For specific information about your Social Security benefits or to schedule an appointment, call the Albuquerque Social Security Office using the phone number listed below. The SSA representatives at the Albuquerque office location should be able to help with any important questions related to Social Security retirement benefits, disability benefits, SSI, or Medicare.

This site is not affiliated with the Social Security Administration or any other government agency.

Office & Contact Information

4 Reviews


500 Lead Ave Sw, Ste 100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Phone Number:

(866) 613-9961

Fax Number:

(833) 950-2718
Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed Today
Sunday: Closed Today

Directions to the Albuquerque SSA Office

Located Downtown On Lead Ave Sw And 5th Street. Onsite Parking Is Not Available At This Location. Paid Parking On Street Or In Lots Within 2 Blocks. Parking Is Not Validated. Free Metered Parking With Handicap Placard.designated Drop Off And Pick Up Zone Across 5th St East Side Between Lead And Coal.

Albuquerque Social Security Office Services

Every Social Security Office location offers similar services. From replacing your Social Security card to applying for Social Security retirement benefits, the office representatives should be able to help with any Social Security-related service. Below, we listed the services available at your local office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but you can contact the office if you need more specific guidance.

  • Get a new or replacement Social Security card
  • Make changes to your Social Security card
  • Review your latest Social Security statement
  • Review your earnings history
  • Apply for retirement benefits
  • Estimate your retirement benefits
  • Receive a copy of your proof of benefits
  • Apply for SSDI or SSI benefits
  • Apply for Social Security survivor or spousal benefits
  • Apply for Medicare
  • Get a replacement Medicare card
  • Get direct deposit for your Social Security benefits

Online Services

Many Social Security services can now be done online. Not only can utilizing online services save you a trip to the Albuquerque office location, it will also usually result in faster processing times. Below you can find a list of some common Social Security services that are now offered online.

  • View your latest Social Security Statement
  • Review your earnings history
  • Estimate your retirement benefits
  • Check the status of your application
  • Apply for retirement benefits
  • Apply for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI)
  • Apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits(SSI)
  • Apply for Medicare benefits
  • Request an appeal for a decision
  • Change your address
  • Set up or change your direct deposit account
  • Print proof of benefits
  • Print your 1099
  • Request a replacement Social Security Card
  • Request a replacement Medicare Card

For other online services offered by Social Security, you can visit this page to get started.

Top Tips For Visiting The Albuquerque Office

1. Make An Appointment

To avoid waiting in line, the SSA strongly encourages people who can, to use the online services, call the office, and schedule appointments in advance rather than walking in without an appointment. Phone appointments can save you a trip to a busy office.

Be aware, the Albuquerque office tends to be busiest first thing in the morning, early in the week, and during the early part of the month. Consider planning to visit at other times.

2. Bring Necessary Documentation

When you call the SSA, be sure you to ask the representative what forms you will need to bring to your appointment. This will prevent you from having to come back again if you forget your documentation. Here are some documents you may need to bring: US birth certificate, US passport, Social Security Card, etc.

You can use this checklist to help you gather the information you need to apply. They request different documents depending on your circumstances. Remember that the SSA must see original document(s), or copies certified by the agency that issued them.

3. Write Down a List of Questions

This will make sure that you get all of your questions answered during your appointment and will save you time.

4. Be Prompt or Early

Whether you make an appointment or not, it’s always a good idea to show up 15 minutes early. You never know what kind of delays might come up on your way to the Albuquerque office.

5. Be Polite and Patient

Keep in mind that the Claims Representative you speak to talks with a lot of people each day, and some of them are frustrated and difficult. Your patience and kindness will go a long way to helping you get the service you deserve and getting all your questions answered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I schedule an appointment with the Albuquerque Social Security office?

  • How do I speak to a live person at Social Security?

  • How do I apply for Social Security benefits?

  • How can I replace a lost or stolen Social Security card in Albuquerque?

  • How do I protect myself from Social Security scams?

  • How long does it take to get a new Social Security card in Albuquerque?

  • Can I apply for Medicare benefits at this Albuquerque office?

  • How do I change my name on my Social Security card in Albuquerque?

  • Are Social Security cards free?

  • How do I find out about my Social Security benefits?

  • How do I know if Social Security is calling me?

  • How does the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Social Security?

  • What documents do I need to apply for Social Security?

  • What is the best way to contact Social Security?

  • How do I create a my Social Security account?

  • Can I apply for SSI at the Albuquerque office?

  • What is the full retirement age for Social Security?

4 Reviews of the Albuquerque Social Security Office 87102 Office

Overall rating

Karen Cribben

4 years ago

My name is Karen Cribben. First I have to apologize to the person I was speaking to in the Albuquerque office. We were accidently cut off. She was so nice and extremely helpful. So much nicer than the response I received from our branch office. I was talking to her at around 1:00 pm on 5/24/19. So helpful with all the information, and genuinely concerned with my issues. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! I am just sorry that I did not get her name.

Dores Jay-Pang

5 years ago

This SS Web Portal was easy to navigate. In the links of the portal I found most of the answers to my questions. Thanks

Katherine Gonzalez

4 years ago

I used the SS portal and it was pretty easy. Just remember to have your documents ready, like when did you get married, etc. One bad thing about the portal is that they can deny you but they do not say why. So going to the SS Office is your other alternative and they are patient, kind, and very helpful.


4 years ago

WOW!!! First experience at this new location I had to inform you all of how it works there. First, even BEFORE you walk in your greeted by some really nice police officers outside and inside the building for your protection. They inform you nicely, quickly and politely of building rules. After that you get a number and and only took less that 10 mins. to get called. My SS staff EUGENE was great! As he assisted me I wrote down these words in this order about him. Staff Eugene is Kind, Knowledgeable, Very professional and Quick. He made the whole process a nice experience for me. I would highly recommend this location! It is very good place to help any individuals that may need assistance with SS.

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