Here you'll find information on Social Security office closures, safety preparedness in case of emergencies, signing up for direct deposit of your benefit payments, and more.
This page is updated hourly. Please check back for the latest information about office closings and delays.
If your local Social Security office is closed, be aware that many services are available online.
If you had a scheduled appointment, please call
You also can do business with Social Security over the phone by calling
If you do not receive your regularly scheduled payment from Social Security as a result of severe weather or other emergencies, in most cases you can go to any open Social Security office and request an immediate payment. To find the nearest open Social Security office, call
If you are a Social Security employee and live in the Boston, New York or Philadelphia Regions and have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, there are circumstances under which you may receive special allowances for travel and subsistence. If you live in an area that has been evacuated as a result of the hurricane, or if your home is uninhabitable, please call 1-866-772-2996.
We will staff the telephones from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Someone will answer the telephone and advise you of whether you meet the criteria and what we can do to support you during this difficult time.
With Direct Deposit, your money is safe in your bank, savings and loan, or credit union account no matter what happens to interrupt mail service. For more information or to sign up visit our Direct Deposit site.
If you do not have a bank account, you can sign up for the Direct Express® card program. With Direct Express®, deposits from federal payments are made directly to the card account.
All Social Security offices are closed on federal holidays.