COVID-19, General

Update on Our Reentry Plans

December 22, 2021 • By

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Last Updated: December 22, 2021

Social Security Administration LogoWe want to give you an update on our preparations for returning our employees to local Social Security offices, a process called reentry.

You may have seen a proposed reentry date of January 3, 2022 in the draft reentry plan that we provided to our unions, or in the media. While some executives reentered on December 1, we have not set a reentry date for the rest of the agency.

The best way to reach us is online at SSA.gov, or by calling our National 800 Number or a local Social Security office. At this time, please remember that we can only provide in-person service by appointment only for limited, critical issues. And we continue to hold voluntary hearings by online video and phone. We are taking steps to increase in-person help for people unable to complete their business online or by phone.

We will keep you updated on our reentry process.


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Darlynda Bogle, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Darlynda Bogle, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Glen

    I have been trying to have an appointment for my kids SS number and just gave up..they kept on promising they are going to call back for the appointment date but so far for 7 calls to ask for an update I never heard any appointment date..everything else are opening why not this office?

  2. JOHN B.

    I’m fully retired as of June 2021 when do they do an audit of my Social Security count I read that they do it one year after I’m retired fully retired is that true and will I be reimbursed for any months I didn’t receive retirement because I made too much money I’m just curious by the way I think you guys do an outstanding job better than most other government agencies sincerely JOHN

    • Vonda

      Hi John, thanks for using our blog. You can call your local Social Security office. Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information.

  3. Chandler

    This is so absolutely ludicrous. Folks have to wait 2+YEARS to get things done with you all because some privilege has allowed you to completely shut down for 2 YEARS????

    • Ron s.

      It’s called democrat privilege. They do what they want until we vote them out. I encourage you to vote Republican.
      #letsgobrandon

      • Jgrimes

        I second that !!
        The democrats wants to keep the country in pandemic mode.
        Vote republican!!

  4. Mike W.

    I must admit I find it quite amusing that you are seeing actual humans on a VERY limited basis because of covid but ALL of your mail in items have lick and seal strips on the envelopes. Talk about the height of idiocy…scared of germs but here, lack this and send it to us. Seriously?

    • Briana S.

      It’s possible to use a water bottle with a sponge on the tip to wet and close the envelope. I doubt people actually physically lick all of them. These bottles are available in any stores that carry office supplies. Or a wet rag as well.

    • Clare W.

      I’m not sure if you realize how many millions of forms and letters SSA mails out. The mailing machine seals the letters. They are not done by hand.

  5. Bonny T.

    Even though the office is not seeing customers, is it possible to drop off documents that you have requested from me for the SS application? I am not comfortable sending these documents by mail.

    • Mike W.

      They have a drop box and provide envelopes. Their envelopes have a link and seal strip which makes zero sense if they are trying to avoid germs

      • Sandee

        COVID is more easily transmitted through droplets in the air that then travel into your airways and lungs. Contact is not a more likely route of transmission and I’m sure they are using gloves. Unless you are going to seal the envelope with your bougers Mike, get a grip.

  6. Annamay R.

    Want to apply for my social security. I am of full retirement age and still working, would like an appointment to start receiving benefits. Please help me through this difficult process. Doing it online is difficult for me .

  7. Michael G.

    Waiting for call back for an on line appt. No one has called. Been 3 weeks. 65th coming up and need to sign up for Medicare. Also need to file for lower disposition and not sure how to proceed.

  8. Gary

    I would like to make a appointment before Month ends please

    • Anderson T.

      Mu name is Anderson Terrence Miller my SsCard and learners permit was stolen since february 2021 I got back learns permit but drill having tn my Sicial security card even though I sent my SS5 . Nimerousbtimes I’ve called and not getting clearance to get my stuff

    • Vonda

      Hi Gary, thanks for using our blog. To make an appointment, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 or you can call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. We hope this is helpful.

  9. Dvontria C.

    I will like to make an appointment

    • Vonda

      Hi Dvontria, thanks for using our blog. You would need to call and make an appointment. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 or you can call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. We hope this is helpful.

  10. Vonnise c.

    I live in Florida,
    I haven’t gotten my “Your New Benefit Amount’ statement for 2022 yet.
    What should I do?

    • Vonda

      Hi Vonnise, thanks for reading our blog and for your question. We mailed the COLA notices throughout the month of December to retirement, survivors, and disability beneficiaries, SSI recipients, and representative payees. You can also securely view and save the Social Security COLA notice online via the Message Center inside your my Social Security account . If you don’t have an account, create one today.

      You can also call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. We hope this helps!

      • Lucie A.

        It doesn’t do any good, You will not get through for hours.
        I have tried and be hung up on .
        I have not received my new paperwork yet. I received it by December 29 of last year.

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