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The Portland, Maine office of the Social Security Administration

Location

The Social Security offices in Portland, Maine are located at 550 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101. Their contact number is (877) 319-3076.

About the Social Security Administration

The SSA offers a wide variety of services to the American public and have made themselves as accessible and supportive as possible. They are always looking for ways to improve their services as well so feel free to provide feedback on your own experience. In all there are over 1400 offices to serve you including field offices, processing and teleservice centers and hearing offices in the case of benefit denial. Many people do not realize that there are Social Security offices in embassies across the globe as well!

Popular Services Offered at the Portland, Maine SSA

People go to the Social Security Administrative offices when they are preparing to retire. Today there is an online application available through the SSA website that will allow you to complete the process in only 15 minutes and all from the comfort of your own home! You can drive to the Portland, ME. Offices if you prefer to make your application that way, but they suggest you make an appointment in advance to ensure you maximize the visit.

Applying online for retirement benefits is highly expedient. Often, once you are done and hit the submit button, your benefits are on the way! According to the experts at the Portland, Maine office you are able to apply for retirement benefits online if:

  • are at least 61 years and 9 months old
  • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record
  • have not already applied for retirement benefits
  • want your benefits to start no more than 4 months in the future
What You Should Know About Applying for Retirement Benefits

There are several questions you need to have answered before beginning the application process. First, what is your full retirement age? You may be able to apply before age 66 or 67 but doing so will likely decrease the amount of your monthly award.

You are able to work under certain conditions once you start receiving retirement benefits, however, there are limitations and restrictions to such. Finally, life expectancy ultimately rarely affects the total payout of social security. Often people receive the same amount whether they begin taking their benefits early – such as at age 62 or whether they wait and receive a higher amount beginning at age 70. You may want to speak to a representative at the Portland, Me. SSA office to better understand your options.