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The offices of the Social Security Administration in Chattanooga are located at 1290 Premier Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421, (866) 964-0029.
There are a list of requirements that must be provided if you are to be considered for receipt of benefits from the Social Security Administration offices of Chattanooga. This includes proof that the individual or his or her family are eligible for monthly benefits or a lump-sum payment. Documentation might come in the form of birth or marriage certificates, and paperwork from the employer. In order to ascertain exactly what is needed you are advised to contact the SSA by phone, online or in person. If you decide to go to the Chattanooga, TN. offices you are advised to make an appointment in advance.
There are different requirements for different circumstances and you should become educated on what your needs are. For example, divorce and marriage affect receipt of benefits. Knowing your social security number and having the card available is useful as well. Too, there are different expectations for persons who are applying for survivor benefits versus those that are applying for retirement or disability.
Although it may cost more, many people employ an attorney who has expertise in the social security application process to ensure no mistakes are made.
It should come as no surprise that there are literally dozens of exceptions or additional provisions that govern the ability to receive benefits of any type. Your representative at the Chattanooga, TN. field office will be able to explain these better to you. Some examples of this include farm employment, domestic employment, vending newspapers, student nursing, working in ditches, waterways and similar scenarios and so much more. For this reason, it is advisable to seek the counsel of an individual who understands the social security system well, instead of trying to ‘navigate’ the system on your own. It can be very complex!
As well, there are exceptions for other situations such as family employment, employment for a foreign government, volunteering for active duty and the armed services, employment with American protectorates, and more.
Remember, there are particular requirements that accompany the application process for disability, survivor and other compensation benefits. Do not hesitate to contact them when you are starting the application process and throughout. It is a good idea to have a representative look over the application prior to submitting it as well.