I recently came across an article that many of you may find useful. It is titled “7 New Social Security Rules for 2013.”
The impacts are:
1) More online services
2) Reduced office hours at your local Social Security Offices
3) Direct deposit requirement (no more paper checks)
4) Higher earnings limits for retirees
5) Increase in monthly benefits
6) Higher payroll tax cap
7) Payroll tax cuts end
For disability claimants, the first three impacts will be most noticeable.
Office hours for local offices are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am-3 pm; Wednesday: 9 am – 12 pm.
New Orleans – 400 Poydras Street, Suite 500, New Orleans, LA
Westbank – 115 Terry Parkway, Terrytown, LA
Kenner/Metairie – 1616 Joe Yennie Blvd., Kenner, LA
Hammond – 2100 Robin Avenue, Hammond, LA
Houma/Thibodaux – 178 Civic Center Blvd., Suite 100, Houma, LA
Covington/Mandeville/Slidell/Northshore – 64285 Highway434, Lacombe, LA
Bogalusa – 205 Arkansas Ave, Bogalusa, LA
Morgan City – 1279 Clothilde St., Morgan City, LA
Use this link to find your local office.