Social Security Offices in Merrillville, Indiana

Social Security Offices in Merrillville, Indiana

There are 1 social security offices located in Merrillville. 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 Merrillville

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 1438 E 85th Ave, Merrillville, IN - 46410

Social Security Office Pictures

Social Security Office Phone Number

(877) 692-3142

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




"Officer Charles Mubarek was great! Greeted me and my new wife with a smiling face when we went to get her name changed. He was pleasant and helpful and we got in super quick!"
Nathan Hand - November, 2019
"Was greeted by the guard who was helpful and very professional. Only had to wait about 10 minutes and was done applying for a new card for my newborn son in another 10 minutes. Overall a pleasant experience."
Gary Matthews - August, 2019
"I was there to get a name change from a divorce. These offices need to get into the 21st century. I brought with me my certified copy of my divorce decree and she refused it. The state of Indiana is e-filing now for divorces. So of course it was a faxed copy from my lawyer to the courts!!! Then, LAKE COUNTY clerk of courts stamped it as certified copy! \nWHAT IS GOING ON WITH THESE PEOPLE! \nThis is social security! I need this changed ASAP to take care of the rest of my business!! \nAnd SS. Is blaming the courts!\nWhat do I do now!!"
Michele Keller - March, 2019
"Opens at 9am.... All the sudden at 950 people stop getting called.... The security officer tells me. 'They are starting first breaks'...these people haven't even been working for one full hour!?? Extremely slow!!! Hopefully I'll get helped before 4pm when they close ..."
Becky Tabor - April, 2019
"I was there to change my name due to marriage and was told that the only marriage license I was given by the STATE I was married in wasn't acceptable. The same license that was accepted by that state I was married in and signed by a judge. Because some uneducated girl with a superiority complex didn't like the way it looked I was told it wasn't acceptable. This license cost me 60$, so how is it not acceptable? So now I get to spend another 70$ because homegirl with the attitude wants it stamped and didnt like what I was given by the courts that was signed by a judge, NOT A COPY!!!! Weird that other states accepted it but not this little girl here in Merrillville. You all need to change your website as well, because NO WHERE on there does it say it needs to be a certified STAMPED marriage license. Signed by a Judge doesn't work apparently. I had all of the appropriate documents you had listed and after an hour and a half of waiting I am denied by the girl with a superiority complex and bad attitude. Great customer service."
melanie bradshaw - April, 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.