Does Social Security Have a Phone Number That's Answered by a Real Person?

The toll-free number for Social Security is 1-8-772-1213. Automated services are available at this number 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and phone representatives assist callers who need live assistance from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As of 2015, Social Security recommends that beneficiaries place their calls on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays to experience shorter wait times. Toll-free TTY assistance is offered at 800-325-0778 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for deaf and hard-of-hearing callers.

At, users can email the support team, find answers to frequently asked questions and search for local offices.