Social Security Holidays 2023: When do SS offices close?

As New Years Eve celebrations are just a few hours away, the Social Security Administration announced that their field offices are observing 11 federal holidays this year, therefore they’ll be closed to visitors on these dates, with the first one being this next Monday, January 2nd due to the celebration of New Year’s Day.

When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, federal offices in the United States observe it on the Friday before or the Monday after, respectively.

Social Security’s field offices

Social Security field offices reopened fully to the public on April 7, 2022, after spending more than two years with very strict control over visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though they started serving walk-in individuals again, the SSA recommends that everyone that wants to solve an issue at their offices, to make and appointment in advance, this way they’ll be able to avoid the long lines and wait.

Social Security Administration’s holiday schedule for 2023

This are the dates that Social Security field offices will be closed due to a holiday:

  1. New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 2 (observed)
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 16
  3. Washington’s Birthday: Monday, Feb. 20
  4. Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
  5. Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 19
  6. Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4
  7. Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4
  8. Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 9
  9. Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 10 (observed)
  10. Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23
  11. Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25