The Georgetown Social Security office located at 20105 Office Circle is moving to the Vineyards at Nassau Valley, 12001 Old Vine Blvd., Suite 101 in Lewes. Business operations at the Georgetown location will end after closing at 3 p.m., Friday, June 27.
Starting Monday, June 30, residents previously served at the Georgetown location will be served at the Lewes location. Office hours at the new location will remain the same: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday. Free parking is available at the new location.
The Lewes office is located at the intersection of Old Vine Boulevard and Lewes Georgetown Highway (Route 9), one mile west of Coastal Highway (Route 1.) Public transportation to the Lewes office is available via DART Bus 206, which will have a stop located near the entrance.
“The public is always free to visit any office of their choosing,” said Terri Lewis, regional communications director. Residents in western Sussex County may find that two nearby Maryland offices, in Salisbury (2414 Northgate Drive) and in Cambridge (828 Airpax Road), are accessible alternate locations for an in-person visit.
Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov to apply for retirement, spouse’s, disability and Medicare benefits, get a replacement Medicare card or a tax summary form SSA-1099/1042S. People age 18 and older can sign up for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount where they can get a personalized Social Security Statement, secure and convenient access to their earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits.
With a my Social Security account, Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients can get a benefit verification letter (which serves as proof of income), access their payment history, change their address and start or change direct deposit information online.
Many services are also conveniently available by dialing the toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call teTTY number, 1-800-325-0778.