Guide to Polk  

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has two offices in Polk County.

Answers to many questions can be obtained by calling the agency's toll-free, national customer service line at 800-772-1213 or going onto its Web site at

To speak to a customer service representative, call between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.

By calling the toll-free number, clients can:

Apply for a Social Security card or request a replacement card.

Make an appointment to file for benefits.

Report changes that affect checks.

Ask about when to file for benefits.

Ask about earnings limits.

Ask general questions about Social Security, Medicare or Supplemental Security Income.

If you need to visit a Social Security office, they are at:

550 Commerce Drive, Lakeland; 863-701-2150, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. week days except for holidays.

1395 Havendale Blvd. N.W., Winter Haven; 863-293-0242, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. week days except for holidays.

For quicker service, an appointment is suggested.

Created: April 20, 2013 11:59 p.m.
Modified: April 20, 2013 11:59 p.m.
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