As the holiday season comes to an end and we come closer to 2017, the Social Security Administration feels the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The staff there doesn't feel it the same way as the regular public does, but during this time, the SSA has appointments made for weeks in advance, and it can be hard to reach people at their office. Kevin Rice, Assistant District Manager with the Social Security Administration said the holiday season is a great time for people to take advantage of their website, which allows people to file for retirement, medicare, disability, and much more. He said they can do all of this and not have to wait in a line to do so.
Rice said right now the wait list is quite long, so if someone does need to make an appointment, make it now, and don't chance it to a walk in visit, where it may take a while to meet with someone.