Social Security Offices in San Marcos, California

Social Security Offices in San Marcos, California

There are 1 social security offices located in San Marcos. 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 Marcos

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 367 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA - 92078

Social Security Office Pictures

Social Security Office Phone Number

(866) 614-4769

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 11am and least crowded at 4pm


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




"I have used this SSA Office many times and I have always had a good experience with all employees. It is sad to see the reviews accusing the staff of being lazy. The employees at Social Security have to put up with all kinds of different customers all day long. Being courteous and kind to them goes a long way and when I have that attitude, these people have gone out of their way to help me with anything pertaining to Social Security and Medicare. They deserve appreciation."
Brian Ward - February, 2020
"I don't have to tell anybody what a pain in the neck it can be dealing with bureaucracy. So I was pleasantly surprised at how easily and smoothly everything went with the social security office in San Marcos when I went in to replace my lost I was only there about 10 minutes fill out some basic information verify my card will be here in three weeks no problems no issues and the person I dealt with was incredibly polite and nice. For all the folks complaining about the 45-minute wait are you being the DMV lately LOL ?"
Jeff Weber - March, 2020
"I brought a client there to work on a couple glitches and the gentleman that helped us was sharp, kind and considerate. Thankful for Soc Sec employing that quality individual."
John O'Reilly - February, 2020
"Autopilot not easy process correct my name not accept ing passport as federal ID !!! So why government and imegration do !!!"
Sameh Mousa - August, 2019
"Wow super fast! We got in and out withing 30 minutes of a walk in non appointment. Security was friendly as well as the lady who assisted us! All that anxiety for nothing! Made our day just delightful!"
Bryan Lupercio - March, 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.