Is Social Security open or closed?

Social Security offices nationwide will stay open later, starting March 16, 2015.

They will be open for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On those days they will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

But these offices will continue to close to the public at noon every Wednesday. They close early on Wednesdays so that employees have time to complete current work and reduce their backlogs.

Staying open to the public another hour is a step in the right direction. But I think most people don’t expect a government office to be closed at noon on a Wednesday.

If you can’t make it down to your local Social Security office during those hours, there are a lot of things you can take care of online at And you can always call the toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for answers to general Social Security questions.



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