Conferring with a social security attorney is a smart move right now with all the changes that Covid-19 is making to in-person appointments.
As of October 22, 2020, a person can only enter Social Security offices if they have previously scheduled an appointment. This can be a burden for those in more serious situations that require aid. For example, people who are lacking food or medical care and need to reinstate benefits immediately are given special consideration when making in-person visits to a Social Security office. People who are applying for an SSN card or need to update their information on an existing one are prioritized for in-person appointments currently.
The Social Security Administration has provided a very useful digital tool to locate offices that allow in-person appointments. Look up the phone number for any local SSI office in the United States by accessing the Social Security Administration’s official office locator.
Social Security Administration in-person appointments may not be immediately available, so it is encouraged to regularly visit the official SSA website for coronavirus updates and how the pandemic is effecting current in-person appointment availability.