The Social Security Administration has more than 1,200 offices that serve thousands of beneficiaries every day.
The Social Security Administration operates a vast network of more than 1,200 offices around the country that help thousands of Americans every day with applications for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits.
Starting Tuesday, Social Security’s field office network will be closed to the public in most situations until further notice because of the coronavirus public health crisis, administration officials said. Offices that hear disability insurance appeals also are closed.
Service will continue to be available via the agency’s toll-free line, (800) 772-1213, and its website. Payments to more than 69 million Social Security beneficiaries are not affected.
Social Security announced late on Monday afternoon that field offices would be closed, with most employees working from home. That means most routine services — helping with benefit claims, checking the status of an application or appeal or requesting a replacement Social Security card — will be handled only through the agency’s toll-free line and website.
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