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.

Office Closings and Delays

Local Offices

The following offices are closed until further notice:

Massachusetts
Chelsea

New Jersey
Newark

North Carolina
Hickory

Tennessee
Paris

Hearing Offices

All Hearing Offices are operating normally at this time.

If Your Local Office is Closed

If your local Social Security office is closed, be aware that many services are available online.

If you had a scheduled appointment, please call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance.

You also can do business with Social Security over the phone by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY number, 1-800-325-0778).
 

Emergency Payments

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 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

Direct Deposit Information

Direct Deposit logo

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.

Direct Express Information

Direct Express logo

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.

Federal Holidays

All Social Security offices are closed on federal holidays.