Social Security Offices in El Cajon, California

Social Security Offices in El Cajon, California

There are 1 social security offices located in El Cajon. 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 El Cajon

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 846 Arnele Ave, El Cajon, CA - 92020

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.














"Excellent service and very helpful Ms. Sheila Topete. It was an amazing experience dealing with her. May your tribe increase."
alexander del mundo - March, 2020
"Looks like it wasn't too crowded til almost closing time."
Wordia Burnett - February, 2018
"Have been there 2 times, well over an hour or an hour and a half wait each time-- 1st time was given totally wrong information. Went back the next day, got the same clerk, lucky me!! - he became rude and said I needed additional documents-- shouldn't have even talked to me yesterday without them. How was I supposed to know what to bring until he TOLD me-- acted as if I should bow down as he was a GOVERNMENT employee!--- Thought they were there to assist US. He must have missed THAT class, along with all the others!"
Patricia Hansen - November, 2019
"I am an American citizen and have had my SS card over 50 years. Back then they asked you what name you go by and put that on the card. For example Sam instead of Samuel. They have had no problem finding me and taking the money out of my checks for 50 years. Now everything has to match for a real ID. So I go to the Social Security office and some snot nose kid that hasn’t even worked 5 years wants to play games and abuse his authority. Playing games asking, How do I know this is you? I gave him 50 years of proof but he still wanted to play games. If you have a job as a public servant, you should treat people with respect and be helpful. Don’t use your position to screw with people and make things difficult just because you can. What comes around goes around!! Everyone deserves to be treated with respect!! His name is Richard at the El Cajon, Ca office and he refused to get me a supervisor. If you want to be treated respectfully and get your business taken care of without playing games DO NOT go to that office."
Leonidas Aguayo - July, 2019
"Though I arrived at 3:30 pm my wait time when I first arrived to check in was not that long. The first person that I spoke with Ms Sheila was very helpful in explaining the forms that I would need to fill out. I waiti to s. I spoke with John who again was very helpful and informative on what I needed to do in setting up my next appointment. Finished at 4:30 pm"
Deidra Middleton-Brown - October, 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.