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The Social Security Administration’s Seattle Region proudly serves the residents of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Our region encompasses 23 % of America’s landmass and spans three time zones.

Approximately 1.8 million of our region’s 12 million people receive monthly retirement, survivors or disability benefits. Another 209,000 get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. In all, Social Security pays more than $17 billion a year to residents of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Within the Seattle Region, we maintain a network of 54 local offices – spanning the length and breadth of our four states - from Fairbanks to Medford and from Idaho Falls to Grays Harbor.

But chances are good that your first contact with Social Security will be with one of our highly trained telephone service representatives based right here in the Pacific Northwest. One of Social Security’s four largest teleservice centers is located in Auburn, Washington. And we have a smaller facility in Portland, Oregon.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) website at offers visitors the opportunity to conduct much of their business with SSA directly online.  You can read about how Social Security might help you now and in the future, estimate the amount of your retirement benefit, and even file for benefits online.  You would join the many people in the Seattle Region who have chosen to use online services.

Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (the toll-free TDD number for the deaf and hearing-impaired community is 1-800-325-0778) or visit us online at

Our nearly 1,800 Seattle Region employees are a well-trained, courteous and highly dedicated group of people. As diverse as the population of our region itself, their goal is to provide you with high quality, professional service each and every time you need help. They are there to answer your questions, explain our programs and take your applications for benefits.

And if you’re looking for employment, why not consider coming to work for us? The Social Security Administration is a terrific place to work. If you’re interested in finding out more about a career where you can make a difference in people’s lives and your own, click on our Social Security Careers link at the left.

Welcome to Social Security’s Seattle Region!

Serving the Northwest States
 Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska
Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

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