SSA Regional Office State and Local Coverage Specialists

The specialists listed below will answer questions about Section 218 (Social Security and Medicare) coverage of State, local government, and tribal employees.  The specialists cannot respond to questions about your benefits.  For questions on other issues such as benefits, Social Security numbers, address changes, etc., go to  For additional tribal questions, see the American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) page for more details.

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Atlanta Section 218 Region

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Amanda Hrovat

Boston Section 218 Region

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Lauren Wilkens

Chicago Section 218 Region

Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Edward A. Swierczek

Illinois, Indiana and Michigan
Latrice Vaisvilas

Dallas Section 218 Region

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Texas

Clatoiya B. Carter

Denver Section 218 Region

Colorado, Montana, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Kelli Hansen

Kansas City Section 218 Region

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Shawn Cole

New York Section 218 Region

New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Elizabeth Roback

Philadelphia Section 218 Region

Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
Timothy Crowe

San Francisco Section 218 Region

American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii,Nevada, Saipan
Rey Arquero

Seattle Section 218 Region

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Armond Joseph
Selena Voelker-Nichols