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Redwood City Field Office


Redwood City Field Office

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Administers the Social Security program for the south county area.


A full service office that processes claims for all Social Security programs. Social Security benefits are based on the worker's wages and may be paid to the worker or the worker's dependents or survivors. People in need of cash aid who are age 65 or over, or who are blind or disabled including blind and disabled children, may apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI recipients automatically qualify for Medi-Cal. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 or over and those who are disabled or have chronic kidney disease. Original and duplicate Social Security cards are issued here. Applications for all benefits may be made in person, by mail, phone, or through the Web site. It is advisable to phone first for information about qualifications and the documents which must be submitted with the application. Applications are taken on an appointment basis. Interim emergency financial assistance may be obtained from the San Mateo County Human Services Agency. Applications by homebound persons can be handled by phone, mail or home visit.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS, CALTRAIN stop within 1 block.
601 Allerton Street, 2nd Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.489056 -122.232601 Government

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair


Social Security

Service Description:

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years.




Aged, blind, disabled persons


Based on age, income, medical records and work history

How to Apply:

Apply online for Medicare, retirement, disability benefits, or a replacement Social Security card at, or call 1-800-772-1213 to set up an appointment.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait with an appointment. If you visit without an appointment, you may need to wait an average of one hour, or you may be scheduled an appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-772-1213.

Service Areas:

  • Atherton
  • East Palo Alto
  • La Honda
  • Menlo Park
  • Pescadero
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • San Gregorio
  • Woodside