On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the following Social Security offices are temporarily closed to the public:
Lake Charles, LA located at 149 W 18th
DeRidder, LA located at 807 S Pine Street DeRidder LA 70634
Leesville, LA located at 2100 Sartor Street Leesville, LA 71446
Natchitoches, LA located at 950 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches, LA 71457
Alexandria, LA located at 3401 N Boulevard Alexandria, LA 71301
Delay to 10:00 am:
Baton Rouge, LA 5455 Bankers Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Baton Rouge North, LA 4332 Harding Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
These offices will be reopened as soon as possible. Information for the public is available at www.socialsecurity.gov/emergency.
Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Social Security has robust online tools to help the public navigate benefits and gather information. People age 18 and older may sign up for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. With a my Social Security account, Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients can access their benefit verification letter (which serves as proof of income), payment history and earnings record instantly. Social Security beneficiaries can also change their address and start or change direct deposit information online.
Those 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. Louisiana 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.