I report my son's monthly wage via the automated phone service. I have had a on going problem when it comes to the part where they ask you to "say and spells your last name" after saying and spelling my last name I am asked to do it again and then again, sometimes even a 3rd time. Then after the 3rd time it says "check the information and call back later". It's very aggravating and it happens usually 8 out of 10 calls! ...more »
As others have written, it takes me 4-5 phone calls plus 3-4 visits to my local SSA to get a correct answer or to get something like a simple form to be filed correctly. I understand what a massive project social security is, and I can imagine how many cases and issues the folks working the SSA desks and phone lines must handle daily - they are overwhelmed! Being so overwhelmed, I too would get frustrated and probably ...more »
To contact a social security representative, my only options are to write, visit, or call my nearest office. Email support should be another option. Sometimes the wait time over the phone and in person at the SSA office and take too long and be a huge inconvenience.