Social Security Administration closes all offices for in-person services

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The U.S. Social Security Administration has closed all of its field offices to the public for in-person services, effective Tuesday (March 17).

In Arkansas, that includes 18 offices.

“This decision protects the population we serve — older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions — and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  However, we are still able to provide critical services,” the agency noted in a statement.

Online services remain available at Local field offices will still be able to provide service over the telephone and a field office locator is available.

Any in-office appointments already scheduled will be moved to a telephone call.

“We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service,” the statement noted.

You can read the full news release at this link.