Decatur Social Security Office 35601

Last Updated: June 20, 2022

This page covers all relevant information about the Decatur Social Security Office at 717 Mcglathery Ln SE, Decatur, Alabama 35601. 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 Decatur Social Security Office using the phone number listed below. The SSA representatives at the Decatur 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

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717 Mcglathery Ln SE,
Decatur, AL 35601
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Phone Number:

(888) 289-9185

Fax Number:

(833) 950-3173
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 Decatur SSA Office

From Hwy 31 (6th Ave) Turn West On Mcglathery Lane. The Office Is The Second Building On Left After The Four Way Stop At Veterans Drive.

Decatur 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 Decatur, Alabama, 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur?

  • How do I protect myself from Social Security scams?

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

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

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

  • 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 Decatur office?

  • What is the full retirement age for Social Security?

2 Reviews of the Decatur Social Security Office 35601 Office

Overall rating

Sandra Sasser

4 years ago

I and several members of my family have had appointments with the Decatur Social Security Office at this location. From our experiences so far this office has been very helpful and very courteous. The waiting room, however, could be more welcoming and comfortable. Many clients have handicaps and have trouble getting up and down out of the low, rather flimsy, chairs. Even with a cane, my Mother, age 81, struggles to sit down in the low chairs that have no arms to support her. The no arm chairs also make it difficult for her to get up from them. There are many who have disabilities with the same problem when they encounter trying to sit and stand in this waiting room. I am thankful for the kindness and helpfulness of the staff at this facility, however, would it be "that expensive" to update the waiting room seating so that these poor physically handicapped people could wait more comfortably? The wait is sometimes long, and it would be SO helpful if they would just have chairs with arms. I would have given "Excellent" as my review accept for the uncomfortable waiting room seating. Thank you for giving the opportunity for this review!

Rick Roden

4 years ago

Very professional and courteous.

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