Social Security Checks to Keep on Coming in Government Shutdown
Some services and field offices will manage only limited activities
Sept. 30, 2013 The Social Security Administration has issued
plan for operation if the federal government is shutdown tomorrow (Oct.
1, 2013) by the effort of congressional Republicans to block funding for Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) and, most importantly, checks will
continue to be sent to beneficiaries.
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income payments to
beneficiaries will continue with no change in payment dates.
Social Security field offices will remain open with limited services.
Hearings offices will remain open to conduct hearings before an
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Social Security card centers will be
Due to Congressional inaction to prevent a Government shutdown, SSA will
only provide the following services at Social Security field offices:
you apply for benefits
Assist you in requesting an appeal
Change your address or direct deposit information
Accept reports of death
Verify or change your citizenship status
Replace a lost or missing Social Security payment
Issue a critical payment
Change a representative payee
Process a change in your living arrangement or income (SSI recipients
SSA says it cannot provide the following services:
Issue new or replacement Social Security cards
Replace your Medicare card
Issue a proof of income letter
The SSA statement says, If your visit involves any Social
Security-related service not listed above, we regret we are unable to
assist you. We regret any inconvenience. Our
Online Services will remain open.