By Guest Contributor

The Social Security Administration (SSA) wants people to know how to get help when they need it. This is especially important during the pandemic, when in-person service is by appointment only for limited issues.

SSA created a new flyer that explains how to get help. It stresses that the best way for most people to find help is at People can also reach SSA by calling 800-772-1213 or contacting a local Social Security office

The flyer also includes information people should know if they are scheduled for an in-person appointment. Visitors must:

  • Have an appointment to visit an office.
  • Wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Be prepared to wait outdoors when ability to follow physical distancing requirements is limited indoors.
  • Come alone unless they require help with their visit. If they require help, SSA can only permit one person to accompany them.