Where Is My Local Social Security Office And When Is It Open?

Many Social Security services are available online at https://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices/ . You can file for benefits, appeal a disability decision, set up a my Social Security account, find out if you qualify for benefits, estimate future benefits, get a benefit verification letter, change your address and phone (for beneficiaries), start or change direct deposit (for beneficiaries),…
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Winter Weather – Is Your Social Security Office Open Today?

Several inches of snow fell in my part of eastern North Dakota overnight with more to arrive today according to the forecast. Today seems a good time to remind you that Social Security office closing information is posted on the agency website, www.socialsecurity.gov. At one time or another, severe weather or some unanticipated event can…
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Do All Social Security Offices Have The Same Public Hours?

Q: Do all Social Security offices have the same public hours? A: Most do but not all. Social Security local offices across the nation expanded their public hours in March 2015. Routine public hours nationally are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 9:00am – noon on Wednesday. Offices close at noon…
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Retirement Application Checklist

You have made your plans. You have estimated your retirement amount with the Social Security Retirement Planner tools, researched your questions, created a personal my Social Security account and used it to review your earnings record for accuracy. You are ready to file for Social Security retirement. How do you do this? What questions are…
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Social Security Expands Local Office Hours Nationwide

The Social Security Administration has announced a national expansion of office hours effective today, March 16, 2015.   Most local offices will now be open to the public for an additional hour. Hours will now be 9:00am to 4:00pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.   Offices will continue to close to the public at noon every…
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