Social Security Office in Tacoma, Washington 98409

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Frequently Asked Questions at Tacoma, 98409 Office

  • 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 (888) 487-9229 or visit your local Tacoma SSA office. Learn More About Applying for Benefits.

  • How do I replace a lost or stolen 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 Tacoma SSA office or through the mail.

  • Can I apply for Medicare benefits at this office?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Can I schedule an appointment with the Tacoma 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 about 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 and select "Create an Account" to get started.

  • 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.

About the Tacoma, 98409 Office

The Tacoma Social Security office is located at Tacoma 98409. The Washington SSA regulates various federally run programs like retirement, SSI, Medicare and disability benefits. The following page contains useful contact information for this location such as the Social Security office phone number, hours of operation, and driving directions. If you have any issues or questions regarding your retirement Social Security benefits or interested in making an appointment, call the following Tacoma Social Security office.

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Directions to the Tacoma, 98409 Office

From I-5 Take 38th St West Exit, Turn Left At 3rd Stop Light (pine St). Go To South 47th St. Office Is Located At Corner Of South 47th And Pine Behind The 7-11 Store. Park In The Lot Behind 7-11.public Transportation - Take Any Pierce Transit Bus That Stops At Tacomamall Transit Center ( 51,52,53,54,55,56,57,59,210,300) Walk One Block West From Transit Center To Corner Of South 47th And Pine St.

Reviews for the Tacoma, 98409 Office

3 Reviews on “Social Security Office in Tacoma, Washington 98409”

  • Sheryl Tiffany
    3 years ago

    you can have both good and bad wait times at the office. its never good to go around the first of the month. i’ve had to wait 4hrs once when i went on the 2nd! but i’ve also only had to wait 1/2 hr at different times during the month if i go, especially towards the end of the day.

  • Christi
    3 years ago

    Tip: they have security like an airport so pack lightly. No liquids, no lighters, etc. Skip the belts and heavy jewelry. This place is always pretty busy so keep that in mind. Patience will be needed. Be polite and they’ll be polite back to you. Make sure you use the kiosk when you arrive to get a number, unless you have a preset appointment. The security guards are actually quite nice and will even help with the check in process. I waited just under an hour today. If you don’t want to wait that long, double check their website ahead of time, as there is a lot you can do electronically and you may be able to avoid coming here entirely. And don’t come right before closing. Get here at least 15-30 minutes before the end of their day. The government doesn’t want to pay overtime, so I’m not surprised by the other lady’s review that said she was locked out at five minutes before close. These are our tax dollars at work. And just ask yourself, do you want someone coming in to your place of work five minutes before your shift ends??

  • Visweswari
    2 years ago

    Though the wait was not too bad, the wait line could use some chairs for elderly to sit on.

    I had an excellent Officer Chitra who helped me and helped me resolve my issue and was very cordial and friendly.

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