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Boston Region Home Page
message from Regional Commissioner Manuel J. Vaz:
Welcome to the Social Security Administration's Boston Region. You can use the Contact Us link to access several options for contacting SSA, including online access at socialsecurity.gov and our toll-free numbers, 1-800-772-1213 and TTY number 1-800-325-0778
Our Region consists of the six New England states, Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and we have
72 field offices, 1 teleservice center, and 7 Disability Determination
Services offices to serve those members of the public who seek our help.
Social Security impacts nearly everyone’s life. Whether assigning a Social Security number to a newborn infant, providing a Social Security benefit to a retired or disabled worker, or payments to the survivors of deceased family members, Social Security touches the lives of more Americans than any other federal program.
On a yearly basis, the Boston Region processes over 300,000
new claims for benefits and issues 524,000 Social Security cards. Monthly,
more than 2.4 million New Englanders receive over $2.1 billion in Social
Security retirement, survivor, or disability benefits. In addition,
308,000 recipients of Supplemental Security Income receive $140 million
in benefits each month. Overall, nearly $28 billion in
benefits is sent from Social Security to the citizens of New England
yearly and over 19% of the population relies on Social Security to provide
some of their financial security.
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