Alton Social Security Office 62002

Last Updated: June 20, 2022

This page covers all relevant information about the Alton Social Security Office at 501 Belle St, Alton, Illinois 62002. 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 Alton Social Security Office using the phone number listed below. The SSA representatives at the Alton 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

2 Reviews

Address:

501 Belle St, Rm 103 Fed Bldg
Alton, IL 62002
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Phone Number:

(855) 285-6006

Fax Number:

(833) 950-3115
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 Alton SSA Office

The Office is Located Downtown In The Alton Federal Building At 5th & Belle The Office is Five Blocks North Of The Alton Belle Casino Gambling Boat On Hwy 67 (piasa Street)

Alton 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 Alton, Illinois, 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 Alton 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 Alton 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 Alton 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 Alton 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 Alton 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 Alton?

  • How do I protect myself from Social Security scams?

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

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

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

  • 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 Alton office?

  • What is the full retirement age for Social Security?

2 Reviews of the Alton Social Security Office 62002 Office

Overall rating

Bryan L Strozewski

4 years ago

For a month now I have been requesting a new password for the social security.gov "my account" login. Twice I've done this, and neither time did I ever receive it as state "5-10 days" I would receive it. I have a Energy Assistance appointment on 12/11 and I'm scrambling to get my current Award Letter. Since I'm locked out of "my account" and disabled just going to the local office isn't an option. I called the 800 number, waited on the line for 79 minutes only to find out that I can no longer get a temp password over the phone. Even though I provided all information. I was told to call the local Alton office. Which come to find out I cannot even wait for a representative. There is no call back feature either. So now my appointment is in less then 24 hours and I still do not have a key piece of information that they need which is "my award letter" of current benefits. I guess my only option now is to continue to call 855-285-6006 over and over again to reach someone. And then there is no guarantee that the local Alton office can even help me. I'm beyond frustrated right now. I'm disabled with a very bad back, and driving somewhere and waiting for hours to talk to someone is not an option for me. This all is very disappointing.

Barbara

3 years ago

I got out under 30 minutes.All workers and security guard are efficient, helpful and professional.

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