Social Security Offices in Reading, Pennsylvania

Social Security Offices in Reading, Pennsylvania

There are 1 social security offices located in Reading. 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 Reading

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 201 Penn St, ste 200, Reading, PA - 19601

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




"I had a really great experience at this office. Went mid morning on a Monday for a new Social Security card. It helped that I had printed out my application and filled it out ahead of time. Also you want to have all your certified documents ready. The woman that helped me was polite and helpful."
Molly Parsons - February, 2020
"Our wait to be seen was relatively short considering we didn't have an appointment. Check-in is was easy, there is a small computerized check-in stand right as you walk into the waiting area. The instructions to use it are easy to follow. The employee that helped us was able to answer all of our questions and explain the process that is needed for my mother to apply for her retirement benefits. We do have to make an appointmnet go back one more time to finish everything up but it was a relatively painless process. \n\nOne star taken off the rating due to the parking situation. It would have been nice to have a sign telling you where to park. The small lot at the building is blocked off due to construction, so you have to park either along the street (metered) or in the parking garage that is used for the theater across the street (pay per hour)."
Karla Renninger - September, 2019
"Good part of visit lady who help me was very helpful and polite. Only down side on this day they only had so many windows open with employees helping people. And it took awhile before number was called to be helped."
Melissa Sowers - October, 2019
" says I can call Monday thru Friday until midnight. When I called, they told me the office was closed and there is no one to speak to. (9:00 PM) They should update their website."
Dan Augustine - February, 2020
"Not sure why this office has so many bad reviews. I didn’t have an appointment and was still seen within ten minutes. The person I dealt with was super friendly and helpful."
Trevor Lapp - September, 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.