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Social Security Administration office temporarily closed in Columbia

Social Security checks are increasing soon
Posted at 5:50 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 17:50:01-04

COLUMBIA, Md. — The Social Security Administration has temporarily closed its office in Columbia due to the unexpected building repairs.

People with telephone appointments will not be affected and will be contacted at their scheduled appointment time. People with upcoming in-office appointments will be contacted with alternative options or offered service by telephone.

Residents living in the Columbia service area may conduct business at any Social Security office. The closest offices are:

  • Glen Burnie

337 Hospital Drive, Suite 1AGlen Burnie, MD 21061

  • Annapolis

185 Harry S Truman Parkway, Suite 114 Annapolis, MD 21401

  • Baltimore

1531 S Edgewood St., Suite SBaltimore, MD 21227

Social Security office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office.

People may create their my Social Security account, a personalized online service, at

Through their my Social Security account, people can check personal information and conduct business with Social Security. If they already receive Social Security benefits they can start or change direct deposit online, and if they need proof of their benefits, they can download their current Benefit Verification Letter from their account.

People not yet receiving benefits can use their online account to get a personalized Social Security Statement, which provides earnings information as well as estimates of future benefits. Maryland residents may request a replacement Social Security card online if they meet certain requirements. The portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits.

Many Social Security services are also conveniently available by dialing toll-free, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call Social Security’s TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.