By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO

Citing unexpected repairs, officials have closed the Postal Plaza Social Security office in Northeast D.C. until further notice, the Social Security Administration announced April 30.

People with existing appointments there should expect to hear from the administration with two options: to either receive services over the phone, or to reschedule their appointments to another office. The administration operates two offices in the District nearby. One is in Anacostia at 2041 MLK Jr. Ave. SE and the other is downtown at 1300 D St. SW.  

The closure will not affect people with telephone appointments. Employees have been temporarily moved to other offices close by.

Most Social Security services don’t require an office visit. To peruse through benefits or get more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. People 18 and older can sign up for a “My Social Security” account, which allows beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients to see their benefit verification letter, review payment history and earnings records.

People who don’t receive benefits can use their online account to obtain a Social Security Statement that details earnings information and estimates of future benefits.

Most services, meanwhile, are available by calling the administration at 1-800-772-1213. The deaf and hearing impaired should call Social Security’s TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.