The business hours for most local offices of the Social Security Administration are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all weekdays except Wednesdays, when offices close at 12 p.m., as of May 2015. Check the SSA website to confirm current hours of operation and addresses of local branches.
The Reno, Nevada office of the SSA is located at 1170 Harvard Way, Reno, NV 89502. Its phone number is 888-808-5481.
People visit local offices of the SSA to obtain Social Security cards or numbers and to change their names on the cards. People also go there to apply for Social Security, survivor, disability, Supplemental Security Income and Medicare benefits, as well as to manage or change their benefits.
To reduce the amount of time spent in SSA offices, people can print out many application forms from the SSA website. Applicants should then bring the filled-out forms and any required documentation with them to a local office. Required documentation can include a Social Security card, a birth certificate or other proof of age, a lease or other proof of residence, and information about income. When people are applying for disability benefits, they should also bring names, addresses and phone numbers of their doctors and hospitals.
The Social Security Act was signed into law on Aug. 14, 1935 by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The original law only paid retirement benefits to the primary worker of the family. Subsequent changes to the law added survivors' benefits in 1939 and disability benefits in 1956.