Will Social Security Offices Be Open on Labor Day?

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If you have business to take care of with a Social Security office, you’ll want to get it done before Labor Day weekend — or you’ll have to wait until Sept. 6. Social Security offices are closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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Social Security offices have been open for business following the pandemic, during normal business hours, since April 7. Phone lines at field offices are also open between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fortunately, online Social Security services are available, including:

  • Applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits.
  • Checking the status of a claim.
  • Requesting a replacement Social Security card.
  • Getting a proof-of-income letter.
  • Viewing your earnings or an estimate of future benefits.
  • Managing your monthly benefits.

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for online (or need personalized help from someone in a local office), you can make an appointment for an in-person meeting for faster service. Walk-ins are also accepted, but the Social Security website warns that there could be long wait times in such circumstances.

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Additionally, SSA.gov says that the morning after a federal holiday is one of the busiest periods for Social Security offices, so additional wait times are to be expected.

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The bottom line? Try to take care of your Social Security business online — and if you need to make an appointment, it might be best to get it done before the weekend or wait until later next week.

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