There are Social Security Offices located in various areas of Illinois, including Alton, Rock Island, Aurora, Springfield, Belleville and Sterling, as well as a number of offices in the city of Chicago. To find a specific location, the Social Security Administration's official website, at SSA.gov, offers a search option which allows users to search by region, then narrow down the search for local offices by inputting their zip codes.Continue Reading
While on the SSA website, there are a number of services that applicants can perform online, such as applying for Social Security benefits, obtaining a copy of a Social Security benefit statement, estimating future benefits and determining what benefits the user qualifies for. However, if an individual would like to apply for a Social Security card, or replace a lost or stolen card, they must do so through the mail or at their local Social Security office.
Applying for a card is a free service, and the applicant simply needs to show the necessary documents to provide citizenship and identity. More information on the types of documents needed can be found at the Social Security Administration's website. Once the application is complete, the applicant can take the paperwork and necessary documents to their local Social Security office for processing.Learn more about Social Services