The Social Security Administration (SSA) on Thursday said that the field offices will remain open for an extra hour on most weekdays, starting in March, due to a budget increase this year.
The agency said that it will restore service hours across the nation after years of cutbacks on March 16.
According to the officials, the field offices will work one hour extra as they will stay open until 4 pm on every weekday except Wednesday.
In general days, a field office is open from 9 am to 3 pm on every weekday excluding Wednesday.
The field offices will remain close at noon on Wednesdays.
The Social Security Administration said that most of the businesses, including applying for retirement, Medicare and disability benefits, can be carried via online forum.
Last year, the Members of Congress had expressed their dismay and complained after learning that the agency had shut down dozens of field offices at a time when millions of baby boomers retired or were approaching retirement. The agency has over 1,200 field offices.