Are Social Security Offices Open on Veterans Day and Other Federal Holidays?
Find out if your local Social Security field office is likely to be closed due to Veterans Day or another federal holiday before you make the trip.
Need to apply for Social Security benefits? How about getting a Social Security replacement card? A quick trip to your local Social Security field office is one way to accomplish these tasks in person -- as long as the office is open.
Office hours are limited, and if there's a holiday coming up it's especially important to confirm that your local field office won't be closed. Social Security field offices usually aren't open on federal holidays.
2019 Federal Holidays for Social Security Offices
|Federal Holiday||Date Observed|
|New Year's Day||Tuesday, January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||Monday, January 21|
|Washington's Birthday||Monday, February 18|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 27|
|Independence Day||Thursday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 2|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 14|
|Veterans Day||Monday, November 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 28|
|Christmas Day||Wednesday, December 25|
Use the Social Security Office Locator to find the location nearest you. In addition to holiday closures, you can also find information on Social Security office hours and office closings (either temporary or permanent). In general, Social Security field offices are open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Wednesdays, when offices close at noon). Offices are closed on weekends.
If you discover that your local Social Security field office is closed due to a holiday or for some other reason, many Social Security services are also available online or by telephone (call toll-free: 1-800-772-1213). To access most online services, from reviewing your earnings history to checking your application status, you'll need to set up a free My Social Security Account.