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About Social Security Administration

These guys have your number. Or at least you better hope they do. The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays retirement, disability, and survivors benefits to workers and their families. The SSA also issues Social Security numbers and administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program from more than 1,400 offices around the country, including its regional headquarters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. The SSA operates primarily with an annual federal budget of about $13 billion and some $66 billion in contributions from workers. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created Social Security and the administration in 1935.


About 40 million people visit the SSA's field offices and more than 37 million people call the agency daily for filing claims and asking questions. The SSA pays benefits to about 67 million people and issues more than 16 million new and replacement social security cards.

Geographic Reach

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the company has more than 1,400 offices in the US. SSA also operates an extensive international program to service the needs of Social Security beneficiaries living abroad.


The SSA's President's 2017 budget of $13.1 billion will allow the agency to build a workforce to execute its multi-year plan to eliminate the hearings backlog and invest in its IT infrastructure. The money will also be used to expand its efforts to prevent and deter fraud by adding new units to its Cooperative Disability Investigation (CDI) program and to continue to support its SSA fraud prosecutors.

Social Security Administration

6401 Security Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone: 1 (410) 965-8882

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Deputy Commissioner, Operations: Nancy A Berryhill
Acting Commissioner: Carolyn W. Colvin
Deputy Commissioner, Budget, Finance, and Management: Peter D. Spencer
Employees (This Location): 15,000
Employees (All Locations): 65,000

Major Office Locations

Baltimore, MD