Social Security Offices in Athens, Tennessee

Social Security Offices in Athens, Tennessee

There are 1 social security offices located in Athens. 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 Athens

Social Security Office Address

This office is located at 921 Congress Pkwy N, Athens, TN - 37303

Social Security Office Pictures

Social Security Office Phone Number

(866) 964-7431

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.














"Hi guys, it's been a bit since I reviewed a place and for that, Google, I apologize (I threw that in because Google keeps asking me to review places).\nToday, 6-21-19, we went to the Social Security Office. I hit 65 later this year and needed to get the ball rolling on Medicare, but not start my SSA payments. \n\nWe got there about ten minuets before the office opens at 9:00. There was someone talking on the phone outside the door so I figured they hadn't opened yet. However after a couple minuets I watched a lady walk in so my wife and I went in. Four people were already waiting. Weather they open early all the time or we just got lucky I don't know. It's not a really big place but then again how much room is needed to sit and wait? As you walk in there is a security guard to the left. We must have looked totally lost because he right away told us to follow the blue arrows on the mat and continued to direct us to a sign in kiosk. I was expecting one of those 'take a number' machines but this is the twenty first century after all, silly me. It took less than a minuet to sign in, (you'll need to have your social securty number), and sat down. The seats are the standard, no frills hard plastic jobs that no one wants to use for very long. Oh, and they squeak, at least the ones we sat in did. They weren't old and beat up so they must have been designed that way?. There is a screen on the wall where your number is displayed along the bottom when it's your turn. The screen displays info and is not used as a tv. When your number comes up you'll be directed to one of four windows, three of which were opened when we were there. What I had to do took less than ten minutes. If you have more stuff to do it will take longer. \n\nThe office, (including the men's room), was clean and well lit. The lady we dealt with was very polite and made sure any and all questions we had were answered. Overall I was very pleased with the visit. What, you say, then why only three stars? For my reviews three stars is very good. Four stars is excellent. Five stars is a out of this world experience. A one and two star rating is to me, quite frankly, pretty bad. Well that's it for this time. Hope you enjoy the photos I took, by now and thanks for reading."
Jan Bailey - June, 2019
"Great friendly staff. Helpful too"
Kennith Veal. - February, 2020
"Everyone has their own personal situation which impacts their attitude when applying for SS benefits. For some people, it can be a long, drawn out and not so pleasant process.\n\nThat said, I have been acquainted with Robert Boyd since he was a young boy attending the same elementary school as my children. He was always a sweet, kind young man. I believe he found his calling as a representative in the Social Security Administration. He was very helpful, kind and patient in working with me to understand the details of my claim. My requests were handled very efficiently and professionally.\n\nI had to go back a couple of times and spoke with 2 or 3 different reps when I needed a little clarification. They, too, were kind, helpful and took the time to help me understand. Not at all rude, abrupt or impatient with me.\n\nAlthough, it was actually easier and much quicker for me to drive to the local office and take care of business in person, it would be very helpful to have a local phone number to call since the only one provided is national and the wait time to talk to a human could be an hour or more. :/ \n\nOverall, a very good experience."
Jan L. - November, 2018
"My niece Kelly Mack is a supervisor for the Social Security office to the sweet gentle person all you do is go in and take your time and listen and answer the question"
Christine Watson Morrison - August, 2019
"Very professional in their work"
Larry Coffman - November, 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.