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Social Security Offices to Close Earlier Due to Budget Squeeze by Congress

Field offices will close daily at 3 p.m. starting November 19; January 2 will begin closing at noon on Wednesdays

Nov. 13,2012 -Social Security field offices across the U.S. will begin closing 30 minutes earlier on November 19. Employees, however, will still be at work. The agency says the early closing to the public will allow agency staff to process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime, which has been severely limited by reduced funding by Congress.

The SSA news release notes, field offices that are usually open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will close daily at 3:00 p.m. Additionally, beginning January 2, 2013, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Social Security offices in New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island, N.Y. will delay implementing these new office hours.

In addition to the earlier closing, on November 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed all day to the public. As the agency did last year, field office employees working that day will be asked to focus on reducing backlogged workloads.

 

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“The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past,” the agency said in a news release.

Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office, the agency says. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing us of a change of address or telephone number are conveniently available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778. Many of our online services also are available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov.

 

 

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