Social Security Offices in San Diego, California

Social Security Offices in San Diego, California

There are 2 social security offices located in San Diego. 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 San Diego

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 1333 Front Street, San Diego, CA - 92101

This office is located at 8505 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA - 92123

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 and least crowded at


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


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


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


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




"Needed a replacement social security card. Arrived at the Social Security Department downtown San Diego at 1:44 pm on a Wednesday. Was a breeze parking. There was plenty of open seating and only 3 people ahead of me after signing in. Waited only 20 minutes for my number to be called. Only took 10 minutes at the window to complete process to request a duplicate social security card. The staff were friendly and extremely efficient. It took less than 40 minutes from parking to signing in at office to completion and walking out the door back to our car."
Sandie Kuhlman - February, 2020
"VERY IMPRESSIVE FACILITY! There were a bunch of people here when I poked my head inside the door for a look."
Zed Star - August, 2018
"I am in and out of there in less than an hour even without an appointment....When I do have an appoinymtmentment, its even faster!....I watch people who go in and I eavesdrop on their conversations with the workers...Many times the customer comes without their paperwork or identification (Some people don't have anything as they are homeless)....And then they're mad at the worker?! Hello! *Identity theft*....Workers are just doing their jobs!...My last worker went over and beyond for me...I even thanked him for all the help he gave me as I was there to tell SSDI that I had gotten a part time job, I didn't want to lose my SSDI disability benefits. The worker explained in plan English how it works, and that 'No, my benefits will not be taken away....He even printed out a letter for me to show that he was not just playing 'who shot john'...Excellent worker!"
Jacob Fortes - February, 2020
"Excellent service and the staff very knowledgeable at all questions."
Juvencio Reyna - December, 2019
"They are trying. This place is 100% easier to deal with than the welfare office. Mr Koppy was efficient and kind to us today. On a side note, why is the door wide open with the AC fully functioning? It feels so nice inside, but not for long if that door stays open. Why is Homeland Security circling this building?"
Jay DeCarlo - August, 2018

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.