Social Security Offices in Charleston, South Carolina

Social Security Offices in Charleston, South Carolina

There are 1 social security offices located in Charleston. 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 Charleston

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 1463 Tobias Gadson Blv, Charleston, SC - 29407

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.














"Literally the best experience I have ever had at any government office and the best customer service hands down of anywhere I think I’ve ever been. Randall was amazing. He made me feel comfortable, he was so respectful, he answered all my questions fully and even gave me advice on what to do next. He explained everything so thoroughly. I came out smiling. Best experience. I wish I could give 10 stars."
Brook - January, 2020
"The only government office that has exceeded my expectations. I arrived at 0836. Security unlocked the doors at 0847, I received a number from the kiosk at 0854. Was called to the window 0913, and out the door at 0916. Keep up the good work, perhaps the DMV will catch on."
Nia - January, 2020
"Can the rating be negative stars? This place is uniquely gifted at being inept and wasting people's time. Their information online does not always match the information that they give you in person so even though you bring all the required information according to their website, the SS Agent will tell you something different based on their criteria in the office. And yes, there is not enough parking and you will fight for a parking spot. They really should split this office into two and locate another somewhere else in the county in order to serve the public better. Not that it matters because we the people have no choice but to use their services. They can do whatever they want."
Sven Roger - January, 2020
"I recently had to visit the Charleston SSO to replace the grandkids' social security cards. I was in and out in an hour. It was a Thursday, and my first visit ever there. So, I had a great experience. Get there early, because they let people in around 8:45. I got there at 8:55, and the place was packed. The parking lot is rather small for such an important government office, but I found a spot. New cards should get to my mailbox by next week."
Brian Fenton - February, 2020
"Received a letter that a Ms Linda would call and do a telephone interview with my son who is getting SSI and Medicaid. The call in the letter stressed the time of 10:45 am on March 11. Also starting he could loose his SSI and Medicaid if we missed the call. His speech was effected by the syroke so I have to be with him. My husband has Leukemia and just got out of the hospital. My 54 year old son had a stroke a year and a half ago. So needless to say I am stressed taking care of both. We never got a call from them and I tried 3 times to call her plus several other numbers. No return call either. This is not the first time I've had this problem getti,g help or communicating with the people at Charleston. They feel no need to return calls or let you know what is going on on their end. I know others like me are stressed to,the limit already and they don't seem to care. They send you threatening letters but then leave you hanging when you try to do the right thing."
barbara knight - March, 2020

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.