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Social Security Administration

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Agency overview

Mission

To deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public, assign Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens, maintain earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers and administer the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled.

Current priorities

  • To assign Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens
  • Maintain earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers
  • Administer the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled

Organization

SAA is headed by a Commissioner and has a staff of almost 66,000 employees. SSA’s is comprised of a central office, 10 regional offices, 6 processing centers, and 1,260 field offices. A sample of SSA’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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