Social Security Offices in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Social Security Offices in Forest Lake, Minnesota

There are no social security offices located in Forest Lake. 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.

Closest Social Security Offices to Forest Lake

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 1811 Chicago Ave, suite 1, Minneapolis, MN - 55404

This office is located at 332 Minnesota St, ste e300, St Paul, MN - 55101

This office is located at 3280 Northway Drive, brooklyn xng ofc park, Brooklyn Center, MN - 55429

This office is located at 1023 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN - 56537

This office is located at 12 Civic Cntr Plaza, ste 1550 mankato pl, Mankato, MN - 56001

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 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




"Line was not very long at opening time, it moved quickly and we were out in 30 min from opening time with two cards. The staff is very helpful, even asked if both of us needed a new card - we only went there for one and left with two."
Richard Lee - November, 2019
"I needed a replacement card. The parking lot is too small and there isn't any street parking to speak of. The lines are really long but don't be discouraged. They moved along fairly quickly. I waited outside for 45 minutes. When I got checked in, I waited another 2 hours until my number was called. The security guards and processing lady were very friendly and efficient. The waiting room seats were fairly comfortable and there's a restroom that was clean. Bring reading material or an iPad to help pass the time."
Regina Buresh - October, 2019
"I had to wait outside for about 10 minutes. The security were very friendly. It was very busy, but, I only waited just under an hour. Again, staff and security, nice and friendly! I'd suggest going around 1:00pm."
Julie Weeks - February, 2020
"Took time off from work to go & change my name, (marriage). Showed up at 9AM, (when they open), to find a line out the door and around the block. No parking whatsoever & this is not a safe neighborhood. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to stand in line for hours in the cold, in a dangerous neighborhood. Why on earth is this the ONLY location in the entire metro that does name changes?! Sorry, but this is can't expect people to wait in line for hours outside in the cold."
J.K. Tebben - March, 2020
"Only one office in the whole seven county area that you can get a card... think you would keep appropriate staff on hand. You do realize your only open the 9 to 5, Monday thru Friday, when most ppl have a job... i tried going twice before my new job starts Monday and both time wasted hours with no result. Open a second new card spot or staff the existing one appropriately... or both!?"
Jay Jay - 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.