Parents play a critical role in the success of the Social Security program.
The program is designed to assure a continuing income to families when
the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled.
To get the most of Social Security's family protection features, it's
important that parents are aware of such things as who can get benefits
on your Social Security record, how to build Social Security credits over
your working life, and how to obtain and use Social Security information
in planning family financial security.
Social Security has a toll-free number that operates from
7a.m. to 7p.m., Monday to Friday: 1-800-772-1213 If you have a touch-tone
phone, recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day,
including weekends and holidays. People who are deaf or hard of hearing
may call our toll-free "TTY" number, 1-800-325-0778,
between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Please have your Social
Security number handy when you call us.
Or you could visit us: click
here to find your Social Security office address.