What is the 'Social Security Administration (SSA)'. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a U.S. government agency that administers social programs covering disability, retirement and survivors' benefits. It was created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to administer the social insurance programs in the United States.What forms are needed to apply for Social Security?
Documents You Will Need. Whether you apply online or in person, you will need the following information when you apply for your Social Security benefits: Your Social Security number. Your birth certificate, or proof of U.S. citizenship. Your W-2 forms or self-employment tax return (or both) for the last year you worked.What are the hours for Social Security Administration?
The Social Security Administration's website has online hours of operation. They are Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern Time, Saturday 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, and Sunday 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time, as of 2015.