San Diego County Social Security Office

Find San Diego County California Social Security offices. Social Security offices provide information on social security eligibility, applications, statements, name changes, card replacements, SSDI, disability, benefits, and identity fraud & theft.


Chula Vista Social Security Office 626 L Street Chula Vista CA 91911


El Cajon Social Security Office 846 Arnele Avenue El Cajon CA 92020

About the San Diego County Social Security Office

The San Diego County Social Security Office in San Diego County, CA is one of the 1,230 field offices of the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration oversees the nation's Social Security program and the Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) program. Social Security provides monthly retirement benefits to eligible San Diego County senior citizens and their survivors, as well as disability payments to disabled workers and their dependents. The SSI program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

You may contact the Social Security Office for questions about:
  • San Diego County Social Security benefits
  • Social Security cards
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (OA/SSDI)
  • Applying for Social Security in San Diego County
  • Eligibility and enrollment
Social Security Field Offices in San Diego County, California

The Social Security Administration (SSA) divides its field offices into ten regions across the country. Field offices offer a wide range of services related to Social Security programs in San Diego County. New or replacement Social Security cards can be issued at San Diego County Social Security field offices, provided the applicant brings the appropriate documentation. The required documentation differs depending on the applicant's citizenship and the type of card requested. Social Security field offices can estimate Social Security retirement benefit payments for individuals and help to determine eligibility for benefits, as well as options for when to begin receiving benefits.

Applying for Social Security

Individuals may also apply for retirement benefits or SSI benefits at a San Diego County Social Security field office. The application process should begin no more than four months from the date the applicant wishes to begin receiving benefits. The process requires applicants to provide a substantial amount of information, including their Social Security number, date and place of birth, information concerning spouse and dependents, income and employment information, and Social Security statement. After applications for benefits are processed, San Diego County applicants are notified of their benefit amounts by mail.

Applying for Social Security Disability

Social Security field offices also provide help to individuals applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Decisions are made on disability benefits claims based on the applicant's medical records, medical and psychological evidence, Continuing Disability Review, and the applicant's own statements.

Applying for Medicare and Medicaid

Although Medicare is managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Social Security field offices in San Diego County, CA also take applications for enrolling in Medicare. Medicare provides health insurance coverage to San Diego County residents age 65 years and older, and in some cases, younger individuals with disabilities or specific health conditions.