Social Security Office in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18702

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Frequently Asked Questions at Wilkes Barre, 18702 Office

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

    All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Learn More About The Office Closure.

  • How do I apply for Social Security benefits?

    The easiest and quickest way to apply for retirement, spouse's, ex-spouse's, or Medicare benefits is to apply online. If you do not wish to use the online application, or the application for the benefit you want is not available online, you can call (866) 686-9505 or visit your local Wilkes Barre SSA office. Learn More About Applying for Benefits.

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

    If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you must tell Social Security so you can get a corrected card. Learn How to Change Social Security Card Name.

  • Where do I get a copy of my Social Security card?

    If your Social Security card is lost or stolen you can replace it through the Social Security Administration (SSA) website, by visiting your local Wilkes Barre SSA office or through the mail.

  • How do I apply for Medicare benefits?

    There isn’t just one simple answer to that question. Before you decide how you want to go about applying for Medicare, you need to understand the different parts of the program and which ones you need. Learn More About Applying for Medicare.

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

    The Social Security Administration does not currently have online appointment scheduler. Learn More About Scheduling an Appointment.

  • How do I find out my Social Security benefits?

    Those who already receive benefits can view their payment history, current status, and manage their benefits. To open a personal my Social Security account, go to www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ and select "Create an Account" to get started.

About the Wilkes Barre, 18702 Office

The Wilkes Barre Social Security office is located at Wilkes Barre 18702. The Pennsylvania SSA provides separate federally run plans like retirement, SSI, Medicare and disability benefits. The following page contains helpful contact information for this location such as the Social Security office phone number, hours of operation, and driving directions. If you have any comments or questions pertaining to your retirement Social Security benefits or interested in setting up an appointment, call the following Wilkes Barre Social Security office.

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Directions to the Wilkes Barre, 18702 Office

Corner Of Market Street And North Wilkes-barre Blvd---stegmaier Building

Reviews for the Wilkes Barre, 18702 Office

5 Reviews on “Social Security Office in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18702”

  • Edward Leasure
    1 year ago

    I have a debilitating health problem. I am currently living in the Philippines. It seems there are very many problems and a great amount of incompetence when dealing with the SSA in the Philippines. One problem is he SSA in PA sent a second request for 7162 yearly report. The SSA claims they never received my first 7162 form that I already sent in a long time ago. I already sent in the second request as well.
    I received my second request now (December 2018) in the Philippines, but the 7162 form I received was dated beginning of October 2018. It took 2 months to get to me through the mail, so I guess that means it will take 2 months to get back to the SSA in Pennsylvania in the mail. A round trip total of 4 months. The mail in the philippines is noted for its slowness and for being corrupted. Will this slowness cause a problem for me in any way or get my benefits cut off?
    I received the first 7162 form in end of august of 2018. The form was dated June 2018 showing it took 2 months to get to me. I sent it in to SSA in PA, but they claim they did not get it.
    Before I ever received any requests from the SSA for the 7162, I downloaded the form, filled it out, and sent it to my caseworker in the Philippines. The caseworker claims she sent it to them with other forms I needed to fill out at that time. I am guessing the SSA is saying they never received that form either since they keep sending me forms.
    In either case, the SSA in the U.S. embassy of the Philippines is still part of the U.S. government even if the caseworkers are filipinos, therefore they received my 7162 since my caseworker confirmed receiving it. That shows I did my part. So what is really going on?
    I had all of the 7162 forms scanned and copied as backup for which I sent to my caseworker in the philippines via mail and via e-mail. I told her the problem and I asked her to inform SSA in PA. She claims she had done so and also electronically.
    It is very hard to find out anything one way or the other from the SSA because they make it very hard to do so. In the Philippines my caseworker will take many days or weeks to get back to me, then her reply has nothing to do with the topic I asked about. Other times she does not give complete info and I have to break it down over several emails or phonecalls over weeks to get a simple complete answer. I am always getting auto messages from her saying she will be out of office for that long length of time.
    All it does is add stress and worry to my already existing health problems and to my family as well. Can something be done to make life easier on a disabled person? Thank you for understanding.

  • Kayla Jenkins
    1 year ago

    i just wanted to say thank you to the goverment for haveing these checks for people in need if it wasnt for you guys me and my family would be liveing on the streets like all other families would due to if not haveing u thered be no food no clothes no roof over families heads people would be dieing from haveing nothin cuz some people cant get jobs and or haveing trouble finding one so thank you to all that work there and the goverment for careing bout our needs and helping us through the rough times in life keep doing good for people the more good you do the more love and respect you will have in your lives thank you hope to hear from yous again

  • Michael Mbheki Sithole
    5 months ago

    I am Michael Sithole, a retiree living in Pretoria South Africa. I have just received a letter asking me to complete SSA forms. It is marked as a second attempt to contact me. I never received the first letter. I will complete and mail the form as requested. My personal details have not changed during the past 3years.

  • Dan
    5 months ago

    SSA apparently doesn’t read or reply to emails with regard to completed and returned 7162 forms to their office. I have returned both their original and “Second Notice” forms, both registered with tracking numbers. I’ve E-mailed them several times to inform them also. Tracking shows them arriving and being signed for. So the “lost in the mail” can be ruled out. I’m hoping the threat included in the forms, “return within 45 days or your benefits may be discontinued” does not happen due to an in-house mail handling issue.

  • Dan
    5 months ago

    SSA apparently doesn’t read or reply to emails with regard to completed and returned 7162 forms to their office. I have returned both their original and “Second Notice” forms, both registered with tracking numbers. I’ve E-mailed them several times to inform them also (with never a reply to any). Tracking shows them arriving and being signed for. So the “lost in the mail” can be ruled out. I’m hoping the threat included in the forms, “return within 45 days or your benefits may be discontinued” does not happen due to an in-house mail handling issue.

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Wilkes Barre Social Security Offices in Pennsylvania

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