Social Security Offices in Anchorage, Alaska

Social Security Offices in Anchorage, Alaska

There are 1 social security offices located in Anchorage. Social Security offices are currently closed due to COVID-19, with appointments only being made for pressing cases. This page provides information on how to get the Social Security information you need without risking your health, along with office hours, location, phone number, pictures, driving instructions and reviews.

Selected Social Security Office in Anchorage

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 222 W 8th Ave, room a11, Anchorage, AK - 99513

Social Security Office Pictures

Social Security Office Phone Number

(800) 772-1213

Social Security Office Hours With Most/Least Crowded Times

As of March 17, this office will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The office is still accepting mail and online applications.


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 11am and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 11am and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 11am and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 12pm and least crowded at 4pm


Open from 9am to 4pm. Most crowded at 11am and least crowded at 4pm




"Haven't been to the office yet. Tried calling to make an appointment. The local number, nobody answers. The toll free number gets routed somewhere else. Eventually you get to enter your SS# and hear a message that the wait time is an hour and a half, so I can only guess that means 2+ hours. I just want to make an appointment!"
Mel L - October, 2019
"Been there a few times now and all the staff is professional and courteous. I do show up around 0745hrs or earlier and then your wait is only 1hr 30 minutes approx. BUT there are no chairs and you can't bring the chairs out of other hallways, so plan accordingly. Always can set on the floor and you won't be alone. Bring breakfast for yourself and a friend."
David Benter - September, 2019
"Be ready to wait 3 hours at office or 6 hours for a call back if your lucky enough to get quick service if not be prepared to lose benefits following month"
kris9071 . - October, 2019
"I know it is pointless and a waste of time to even write this, but coming here is always so beyond frustrating. When you have 16 windows available, but only ever 2-3 open , the wait time is so horrible. I have tried coming at different times of the day, in hopes that more people will be working, but this is a horribly managed office. On a Monday, at 1:30, you would think they would have better staffing, which would result in lower wait times, and this experience would not be quite so painful."
Heather Henson - September, 2019
"Honestly these poor reviews seem to be from people annoyed with the long wait time. If you arrive understanding you could easily have a 2+ hour wait, bring a book/snack/water and you won’t have a poor experience. I arrived shortly after 9, took a few minutes to get through security, both security guards were friendly and informed people about long wait times to ensure they had enough time in the parking meters. It took about 45 minutes to stand in line to get a ticket, which I had expected, then a little over an hour waiting for my number to be called. All staff members were friendly. Again, Negative reviews from this facility come from people expecting to be seen the moment they check in or from people that didn’t bring proper documentation or forms."
Paige Sylte - June, 2019

Navigating the Social Security Office during COVID-19

Today, applying for Social Security benefits or a card can usually be handled online or by phone, without needing to make an appointment at your local Social Security office. We break down the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around navigating Social Security from home.

Which Social Security benefits am I eligible for?

Your Social Security income is made up of 3 potential benefits. Your earned benefit, your spousal benefit and your survivor benefit. The eligibility for each of these benefits depends on a number of factors including your income, marital status, and length of marriage.
Find out the benefits you are eligible for and what your income with our 2-minute quiz.
Calculate My Benefits

How do I apply for Social Security benefits?

For most people applying for benefits, you can apply online or over the phone, and skip going to the office altogether. Use a checklist to ensure you have all the information and documentation you need to apply.
SS Checklist

How do I report a death?

Funeral homes typically handle reporting of a death to the SSA. However, you will need to provide the funeral home with the deceased’s Social Security number for them to do so. Note that deaths cannot be reported online. If you want to report the person’s death yourself, call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also visit your local Social Security office in person.
Our guide on Social Security survivors benefits helps to navigate your options in order to make the most of what you are owed after a death.
Guide to Survivor Benefits

How do I replace my Social Security card

If your Social Security card is lost or stolen, you can get a replacement card free of charge. Log into—or create an account on — My Social Security, and you can apply directly there. However, you will need to provide original documentation in order to create an account. Our guide explains what you need to replace the card.
Replacing My SS Card

What should I do if I get a call from a potential Social Security scammer?

Scam calls from Social Security have increased, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These fraudsters might claim there is a problem with your Social Security account, benefits, or number. They will often solicit or demand some form of payment in exchange for resolving the problem.
If you receive a questionable call, hang up and immediately report the call directly to the Office of the Social Security Inspector General. As new scams emerge every day, it’s critical to stay informed of the latest scams in order to keep yourself and your finances safe online.
Protect Against SS Scams
Tips for Your Visit
Confirm the need to go to a physical office
Read the summary above to see if you need to go in to the office. If you are looking to get answers to questions but don’t need the office, check our FAQ.
Make an appointment!
During COVID, SS offices are not allowing walk-in traffic. Call the SSA number to the right during offices hours (7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday).
Bring your documents
You may need documents like your US passport, US birth certificate, Social Security card, divorce decree or others. See our checklist for full details depending on your situation.