Public hours at five King County Social Security Administration offices will be cut starting Nov. 19.
The Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle North, Burien, Kent and Bellevue offices will close a half hour earlier at 3 p.m.
On Jan. 2 next year, the offices will also start closing at noon on Wednesdays.
All Social Security offices will be closed Nov. 23.
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Reduced government funding has made it more difficult to cover overtime hours employees use to process paperwork, according to a Social Security Administration release. Employees will continue working their regular hours to process claims work.
The release also said most Social Security services do not require a visit to the local office. Applications for services such as retirement, disability and Medicare benefits can be made online or over the phone at 800-772-1213.
The addresses of offices where hours are being reduced:
Bellevue: 505 106th Ave. N.E.
Burien: 151 S.W. 156th St.
Downtown Seattle: 915 2nd Ave., Suite 901
Kent: 321 Ramsay Way, Suite 401
North Seattle: 13510 Aurora Ave. N., Suite B