The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. In addition to several provisions for general welfare, the new Act created a social insurance program designed to pay retired workers age 65 or older a continuing income after retirement.
The tops services offered by the Social Security Administration:
How to contact Social Security.
For Medicare recipients, Social Security can help with:
- Medicare eligibility and enrollment
- Replacing a Medicare card
- Changing your address for Medicare
- Questions on Medicare premiums
Reporting Social Security Fraud
If you suspect Social Security fraud, contact the Office of Inspector General (OIG) using one of the following methods:
- Use the online Fraud Reporting form;
- Call the Fraud Hotline number at 1-800-269-0271 (TTY 1-866-501-2101) between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday;
- Send a fax: 410-597-0118 (standard long distance rates may apply); or
- Write to: Social Security OIG Hotline
P.O. Box 17785
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7785.
Social Security's Office of Inspector General takes reports of fraud very seriously. Without sufficient identifying information, OIG will be unable to act on your allegation. Therefore, be sure to include as much of the following information as you can when you call:
- Name, address, telephone number, and Social Security number of the person suspected of fraud. Also include the individual's date and place of birth, father's name, and mother's birth name, if known;
- A complete description of the potential fraud incident; and
- Your name, address, and telephone number.