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Online at the Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration

Most Social Security business can be conducted online using any computer whether at home or in the Lafayette Public Library.  Just click the link below for any of the services listed.  The link for the main webpage is socialsecurity.gov. Current workers can view their earnings record and instant estimates of their future Social Security benefits, while those already receiving benefits can check benefit and payment information and manage their benefits. To sign up for a My Social Security account, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.



Top Services include:

Apply for retirement benefits (takes 15 to 20 minutes)

Apply for disability benefits (fastest way to file application)

Apply for Medicare

Get extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs

Apply for other benefits

Estimate you retirement benefits

Services for people currently receiving benefits

Appeal a disability decision

Get or replace a Social Security card (see last paragraph below)

Get a form

Get a publication



Contact Us By Phone

At the Toll-free Number 1-800-772-1213

A number of services are available at the toll-free telephone number.  Live representatives can be reached between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Automated services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778.  For detailed information, visit the National 800 Number Telephone Services.  Calling the toll-free number is the most convenient way to schedule either an in-office or telephone appointment to file an application if you choose not to file online.

In Person At a Social Security Office

Although nearly all business can be conducted more conveniently online or by calling 1-800-772-1213,
staff in the local office is available between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays (except for Federal holidays).



The address for the Lafayette office is:
Social Security Administration
106 Corporate Blvd.
Lafayette LA 70508

The telephone number is 888-619-4771.


Social Security Card/Number

Most people who visit the office do so to request a replacement Social Security number card.  This service can be provided either at the office or via the mail.

  • NOTE: There are very specific documentation requirements involving original or certified copies which are detailed at the following: GETTING OR REPLACING A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

    Please visit the site and review the information before coming to the office or mailing a request.