Beacon Journal staff report
- Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down
- Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial
- Open enrollment begins for new Obamacare plans
- Countdown: GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near
- How the shutdown will be felt here
- Your fault! No shutdown end; Dems, GOP trade blame
- Furloughs, closures begin as shutdown affects Ohio
- Federally run health-care marketplace faces technical difficulties
- Weddings planned for National Mall to be postponed due to shutdown
- IRS: No tax refunds during government shutdown
The Social Security office in downtown Akron is open despite the government shutdown, but is offering limited services.
Regular hours are being maintained: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
There are limited services available, spelled out in the Social Security Administration’s shutdown contingency plan.
The agency said on its website it is curtailing some of its functions “due to Congressional inaction to prevent the Government shutdown.”
The services being maintained include:
• Helping apply for benefits.
• Assist appeal requests.
• Change of address or direct deposit information.
• Accept reports of death.
• Verify or change your citizenship status.
• Replace a lost or missing Social Security payment.
• Issue a critical payment.
• Change a representative payee.
• Process a change in your living arrangement or income (SSI recipients only).
The following services are not being offered:
• Issue new or replacement Social Security cards.
• Replace a Medicare card.
• Issue a proof of income letter.