Social Security Field Offices Change Their Hours

Beginning November 19th, 2012, SSA field offices have changed their public hours from 9am-3:30pm to 9am-3:00pm. However, this doesn’t mean SSA employees get to go home a half-hour early! Rather, it is an attempt to help them catch up with other work such as conducting application interviews and processing paperwork. Due to the impact of…


What is COLA?

COLA stands for Cost of Living Adjustment. This is utilized by SSA in order for retirement, disability and SSI benefits to keep up with inflation. As the cost of living rises, so must the benefits of retirement, disability and SSI recipients so they can still afford their food, medical care and rent. COLA was enacted…