Social Security News: The Social Security Administration has just announced that full Wednesday service hours will be returning in January 2020.
Starting on January 8th, the public can now visit Social Security offices on Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. This change will take effect at offices nationwide. Previously, offices were only open on Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon, a policy which has been in place since 2012.
The Social Security Administration also announced plans to hire 1,100 new front-line employees to provide service through the SSA’s national 800 Number, as well as 100 additional employees to help at processing centers throughout the country. The goal is to increase access to benefits and improve processing times in the new year.
For more information about these changes, visit https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2019/#12-2019-1