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Social Security Administration

 2221 Market Street

Pottsville, PA 17901

1– 866-269-0880

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm


To advance the economic security of the nation’s people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America’s social security programs.


The following programs are administered by Social Security (SSA):


Retirement, Disability, Survivor, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare.  In addition to the above, Social Security will accept Black Lung Claims for the Department of Labor as well as process post-entitlement actions for them.  Social Security Numbers are obtained through SSA, both the original number as well as replacement cards.  For disability benefits, an individual must have a condition that prevents him/her from performing Substantial Gainful Activity and that condition must be expected to last at least twelve (12) months.  SSI applicants must be either at least sixty-five (65) years of age or disabled.  Retirement age is sixty-two (62) for early retirement.  Age sixty-five (65) is the earliest age for full retirement benefits however people born after 1938 will have their full retirement age gradually increased.  Benefits are also provided to the families of workers who die.