Social Security Offices in Buffalo, New York

Social Security Offices in Buffalo, New York

There are 1 social security offices located in Buffalo. 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 Buffalo

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 186 Exchange Street, suite 100, Buffalo, NY - 14204

Social Security Office Pictures

Social Security Office Phone Number

(855) 881-0213

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.














"Had to go down to the Exchange Street office three times in the last month, and each time (once in the middle of the work day and twice near the end) the place was nearly empty, with virtually no wait time. The staff was courteous and friendly, and seemed eager to bend over backwards to be helpful. \nGod knows what kind of pressure the current federal government (in its eagerness to destroy the safety net and make it as hard as possible for people in need to make use of it) is imposing on the actual folks in the trenches--the ones who do the work, as opposed to the bureaucrats--but my experience of the front-line troops is that they remain committed to giving good service. Bravo!!"
Charles Smith - January, 2020
"Thru all the offices ive seen ovwr the years this one has a supwr friendly staff and miss reed is amazing and helpfull. Bwen 3 times didnf wait to long"
Dustin Stiles - December, 2019
"Every time I been there for anything they\nHelping"
Sabah Kassem - March, 2020
"Very rude staff; today I visited here and met an agent under token# A105. Agent provided wrong information. I asked her to update my information as I became a US citizen few months back and showed my passport, however she insisted I bring citizenship certificate and passport is not acceptable as a proof, whereas per SS website either doc is acceptable. I will strongly recommend that trained staff should be deputed to save public time and providing accurate information."
Asif Mahmood - April, 2019
"Probably the most disgusting, filthy office I've ever been in. The smell in there is revolting and it's in a state of disrepair. Can't comment on the staff because we ended up having to leave before we got called up, but the system is weird, the employees are behind solid glass and speak to you over a mic/speaker so everyone in the entire disgusting room hears your business. You would think this 'government office' is in some third world country by the looks and smell of it."
Alex M - 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.