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Social Security's Hurricane Information (En Español)

Updated: September 15, 2008 4:48 PM

Emergency Payments

If you do not receive your regularly scheduled payment from Social Security as a result of a hurricane, you can go to any open Social Security office and request an immediate payment. To find the nearest open Social Security office, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

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Office Closings

As a result of Hurricane Ike, the following offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

Houston Downtown
Houston Northeast
Houston Northwest
Houston Southeast
Houston Southwest
Port Arthur
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review Hearing Office,
Houston Downtown
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review Hearing Office,

If Your Local Office is Closed

If your local Social Security office is closed, be aware that many services are available online.

You can also do business with Social Security over the phone by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY number, 1-800-325-0778).

Direct Deposit Information

The threat of a hurricane is one more reason to sign up for Direct Deposit of your monthly benefits. With Direct Deposit, your money is safe in in your bank, savings and loan or credit union account no matter what happens to interrupt mail service. For more information, or to sign up, visit our Direct Deposit site.
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Last reviewed or modified Monday Sep 15, 2008
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