Social Security services for the Hispanic community

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

For nearly 90 years, Social Security has provided financial protection to communities throughout the United States, including the Hispanic community.

Today, our retirement, disability, and survivors benefits are an important source of income for Hispanics.  Our Spanish-language website,, provides information for those whose primary language is Spanish.  There, people can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for benefits, manage their benefits, and much more.

We also provide many publications in Spanish at  Popular topics include:

  • Retirement, Disability, and Survivors benefits.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Social Security cards.
  • Fraud and scams.
  • Benefits for children.
  • Payments outside the U.S.

Customers who prefer to conduct business in Spanish can reach a Spanish-speaking representative at 1-800-772-1213.  Please share these resources with friends and family who may need them.

Vonda Van Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan.  You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at