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How do I change my address with Social Security?

If you are receiving Social Security benefits or enrolled in Medicare, you can register a change of address through your online My Social Security account.

After signing into your account, click the "My Profile" link on the right side of the screen, select "Update Contact Information" and enter your new address. You'll be able to choose whether you want the change to take effect immediately or at a later date. Review the information and, if correct, click "Submit."

You can also use My Social Security to change the phone number you have on file with the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you don't have an online account, report your new address or contact information by calling the SSA at 800-772-1213 or visiting your local Social Security office.

[Editor’s note: Local Social Security offices are currently closed to walk-in visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Social Security services are available online and by phone. If you have a "dire need situation" regarding your benefits or need to update information attached to your Social Security number, such as your name or citizenship status, you may be able to schedule an in-person appointment. See Social Security's coronavirus page or call your local office for more information.]

Keep in mind

  • You must have a U.S. mailing address to use My Social Security.
  • If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can use the online service to check your address on file with Social Security but not to change it. For that, you must contact the SSA directly.

Updated June 7, 2021