Social Security Offices to Shorten Hours

You may want to call ahead to check the hours of operation if you’re planning to visit your local Social Security office anytime soon. Beginning Monday, Nov. 19, the more than 1,200 field offices around the country will begin closing 30 minutes earlier. Generally, offices that are now open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will close at 3 p.m.. Come January, they’ll begin closing at noon every Wednesday. [Use AARP’s calculator to estimate your benefit.] Budget cuts are to …