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SSA Office Addresses and Phone Numbers in Rhode Island

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Jackie Jakab, Disability Attorney
Jackie Jakab
Lead Attorney
October 13, 2023  ·  3 min read
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When you have a question for the SSA, they often suggest calling their national number or visiting their website.

But sometimes your local field office is better positioned to help. Whether you're checking on the status of your disability application, hoping to apply for benefits by phone, or trying to schedule an appointment — we recommend calling your local office first.

We've created a complete directory of every SSA office in Rhode Island — plus their hours, phone number, and fax number.


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Newport

130 Bellevue Ave 1st Flr

Newport, RI 02840

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (866) 253-5607

Fax Number: (833) 950-3250


Pawtucket

4 Pleasant St 

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (866) 931-7079

Fax Number: (833) 950-2350


Providence

One Empire Plz 6th Fl

Providence, RI 02903

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (877) 402-0808

Fax Number: (833) 950-2346


Warwick

30 Quaker Lane 1st Fl

Warwick, RI 02886

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (866) 964-2038

Fax Number: (833) 950-2352


Woonsocket

2168 Diamond Hill Rd Pavilion Plz

Woonsocket, RI 02895

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (877) 229-3542

Fax Number: (833) 950-2348


How to apply for disability at a Rhode Island SSA office

If you’re applying for SSI or SSDI, and don’t have a lawyer, it’s helpful to apply in person at an SSA office. While SSA agents won’t be able to give you legal advice, they will be able to answer basic questions on the application paperwork and process.

We wrote a complete guide to applying for disability on your own here, which goes in-depth on what to expect. To sum it up, you’ll want to prepare by making an appointment, reading over the application, and taking some notes on your medical situation.

You’ll also want to bring in the following on your appointment date:

  • A copy of your Social Security card: Or a record of your Social Security number (SSN)

  • Proof of age: Birth certificate, passport, or other government-issued ID

  • Information about where you live: Your mortgage or lease and landlord’s name

  • Proof of income: Pay stubs, bank statements, insurance policies, and other information about your income and the things that you own

  • Proof of resources: Bank statements for all checking and savings accounts, a deed or tax appraisal for all property you own except the house you live in, etc.

  • Medical information: Any medical reports you have access to, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of your doctors

  • Info on your work history: A recent resume, or a summary of your most recent job titles, employers, and dates worked

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Frequently asked questions about Rhode Island SSA offices

What time do SSA offices open in Rhode Island?

Almost all SSA field offices open at 9:00AM. To avoid long waits, the SSA recommends against visiting first thing in the morning.

When’s the best time to visit an SSA office in Rhode Island?

While wait times may vary, offices are often busiest first thing in the morning, early in the week, and during the early part of the month. We’d recommend scheduling an appointment or avoiding these peak hours when visiting your local field office.

Do I need an appointment to go to my local SSA office?

The SSA reopened for walk-ins in 2022. They do advise that those without appointments may encounter delays and longer waits, so we’d recommend scheduling your visit in advance.

Should I apply for disability at an SSA office or online?

If you’re not applying with a lawyer, we recommend applying for benefits at your local SSA office. While the representatives there won’t be able to give you legal advice, they can explain parts of the application that may be confusing, and answer basic questions about the disability benefit process.

What SSA office do I go to?

Go to whichever office location is closest to you. If you’re having a hard time getting ahold of your closest office, and are willing to travel, setting up an appointment at another nearby office is a good bet. Regardless of which office you visit, it’s a good idea to take note of who you interacted with. At a minimum, keep a record of which office you visited, which representative you spoke with, and your date of contact.

Do SSA offices have drop boxes?

Some SSA offices do have drop boxes. When SSA offices closed, or restricted their hours, due to COVID-19, drop boxes were put in place for non-contact document delivery. Not all offices have, or still operate, drop boxes — so it’s best to call your specific office before you drop off any paperwork.


Related resources for disability applicants in Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Disability Benefits: How to Qualify, Apply, and Get Approved

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Everything You Should Know About Disability Benefits (SSDI and SSI)

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Jackie Jakab

Lead Attorney

Jackie Jakab is Atticus’s Legal Director. She’s a licensed attorney, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, and has counseled thousands of people seeking disability benefits.
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