Effective March 17, 2020, All Social Security Offices Are Closed

Effective March 17, 2020, All Social Security Offices Are Closed

** Phone & Online Services Remain Available **

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. However, Social Security will still be able to provide critical services.

Secure online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov.   Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone.

If you need help from Social Security:

First, use online services available at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices.

You can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), print a benefit verification letter, and much more – from anywhere and from any of your devices.   There is also information to answer most of your Social Security questions online, without having to speak with a Social Security representative in person or by phone. Please visit Frequently Asked Questions at www.socialsecurity.gov/ask.

If you cannot conduct your Social Security business online, please check Social Security’s online field office locator for specific information about how to directly contact your local office.  Your local office still will be able to provide critical services to help you apply for benefits, answer your questions, and provide other services over the phone.

If you already have an in-office appointment scheduled, Social Security will call you to handle your appointment over the phone instead. If you have a hearing scheduled, Social Security will call you to discuss alternatives for continuing with your hearing, including offering a telephonic hearing.  Please note that calls may come from a PRIVATE number and not from a U.S. Government phone.  Please remember that Social Security employees will not threaten you or ask for any form of payment.

If you cannot complete your Social Security business online, please call Social Security’s National 800 Number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).  Social Security’s National 800 Number has many automated service options you can use without waiting to speak with a telephone representative. A list of automated telephone services is available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/agency/contact/phone.html

 

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