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august-maineAugusta, Maine Social Security Administration

Location

The Social Security Administrative offices in Augusta, ME are located at 330 Civic Center Dr., Suite 4, Augusta, Maine 04330. Their toll free number is 1-866-882-5422.

About Your Payments

The social security system is quite complex and even though they provide an online calculator to help figure your benefit amounts it is a good idea to schedule a visit to the Augusta, ME office to sit down with a representative. Prepare in advance by checking their website to see what advice they give, and have a list of questions ready. That way you will not be wasting your time or the Social Security Administration representative’s efforts.

While there are a dozen topics related to your payment there are three that are the most common. These include how the benefits are received, what to do if your check is lost or stolen and how to submit a change of address.

Direct Deposit

Thanks to technology the whole way that people interact with the SSA and they interact with customers has changed. One big difference is that direct deposit is now the standard way to receive Social Security and SSI benefits. The law requires that after December 1998, with limited exceptions, all Federal benefits must be paid through some form of direct deposit. If you have never used direct deposit – now is the time to familiarize yourself with it. You can either go into your local branch where you currently bank and they can provide an explanation and support or you can also call the Social Security’s toll-free number at 800-772-1213.

There is even international direct deposit in most, but not all, countries across the globe for those who are living outside of the United States but receiving social security benefits. Direct deposit requirements are not that difficult. You simply have to inform the SSA of your bank account and routing number and they will do the rest. However, if you change addresses or banks you need to inform the Social Security Administration of this. You can visit the SSA field office in Augusta, Maine or call them directly.

Lost or Stolen

On the off chance that you are one of the few that continues to receive benefits in check form you should know the check says right on it that it is void after one year from the date of issuance. If you do not receive your check within a reasonable amount of time from the usual date you should contact the Social Security Administration immediately. They will handle it from their end, canceling the check and issuing another.