I get an annual statement from Social Security Adm. indicating that
I qualify for retirement benefits. I am single and can apply very
I trust the SSA about as far as I can shot-put the Rock of Gibraltar.
What I'd like to do is complete their application, make a perfect
copy, then arrange to stop by one of their offices with the necessary
documents (birth cert., etc). One-time visit and be done with 'em.
I can't find anything I can use to generate a paper application. The
web app. looks "plenty funny" to me: it falls way short of telling
me what it will do after I feed it some info and electronically
sign (or whatever).
Moreover, I'd be happy as a clam if I could identify a responsible
SSA employee who can be reached on the phone to discuss a valid concern.
Their motto seems to be "We Are -Always- Here To Help You (So Long
As We Never Have To Speak With You)!".
The SSA office in my area has an armed guard on duty. He looks at
you funny if you so much as walk up and ask a question of the
receptionist. I'm surprised there's no bullerproof glass (but I
didn't check extensively).
Any serious suggestions, etc much appreciated.