Social Security touches the life of virtually every person in America. It helps not only older Americans, but also workers who become disabled, and families in which a spouse or parent dies. We run one of the nation's largest entitlement programs - the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program. We also administer the Supplemental Security Income program, which provides financial support to aged, blind or disabled adults and children with limited income and resources. During calendar year 2010, we paid an average of almost 59 million individuals each month benefits from the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. Total benefits paid during the same period were $749 billion.
Social Security provides information for the American public, organizations and employers through our website, (www.socialsecurity.gov), toll-free number (1-800-772-1213), publications, and agency staff outreach efforts. We maintain nearly 1,300 community-based field offices across the country. We also have 33 teleservice centers, 10 regional offices, 8 processing centers, 8 Social Security card centers, 1 Data Operations Center, 161 hearing offices and 5 National Hearing Centers. Social Security is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
Irene Saccoccio National Public Affairs Specialist Social Security Administration
Office of Communications 6401 Security Blvd. 3456 Annex Building Baltimore, MD 21235-0001