Worcester County Social Security Office

Find Worcester County Massachusetts social security offices, administration locations, and local departments of social security. Social security offices provide information on card replacements, eligibility, applications, statements, name change, SSDI, disability, benefits, and identity fraud & theft.


Fitchburg Social Security Office 881 Main Street Fitchburg MA 01420 877-319-0728


Gardner Social Security Office 55 Lake Street Gardner MA 01440 978-632-1004

How long does the Social Security retirement benefits application process take?

Once a complete application is submitted, the application is processed and benefit can begin to be paid in approximately six weeks. However, inaccurate or incomplete applications can extend the processing time significantly. During periods of heavy volume of applications, the process can take longer.

How is Social Security funded?

Social Security programs are funded through payroll taxes. The payroll taxes are shared by the employee and the employer with both paying one half of the tax. Self-employed workers pay the full payroll tax because they are considered to be both employee and employer.

Are the services provided at Social Security field offices available online?

Yes, virtually all of the services offered at field offices can be accessed or initiated using the Social Security Administration's online system. Applications for benefits and some other services may require that documentation be provided after the online application process has been initiated.