There are 1 social security offices located in Lakeland.
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 Lakeland
Social Security Office Address
This office is located at 550 Commerce Dr, Lakeland, FL - 33813
Social Security Office Pictures
Social Security Office Phone Number
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.
"The staff are doing their job properly, but the wait time is insane!! Make sure to have 3 hours free time to get things done over there!"
Esam Noufal - December, 2019
"Tried to call about if my SS# had been compromised. Had to listen to 10 min useless infomercial before being told it was a 45 minute wait to speak to someone. No option to leave a call back #. Their communication system is obviously designed not to provide assistance, but to make you give up and go away."
R Fox - November, 2019
"Quicker to watch paint dry! ?â€â™‚ï¸"
Next_Gen_ GT - January, 2020
"Arrived shortly after 9 and was in and out in about 45 minutes. The agents were polite, helpful, friendly and answered any questions that were posed. I recommend you have all the paperwork you need for your specific transaction ready (document requirements listed on SS website) and get there early as I understand appointments are no longer available."
Nancy - March, 2019
"Social Security Rep.Nathaniel who I spoke with today at the Lakeland Office was very professional,curtesy was very thoughtful and helpful."
Diana Laiche - May, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: SimplyWise is not affiliated or
connected with, or endorsed by, the Social Security Administration or any other government
agency. SimplyWise does not provide investment advice, and the material in this site has been
provided for informational purposes only. Numbers given are estimates, and all the information
provided is based on current Social Security rules, benefits calculations, and payout promises
of existing Social Security policy.