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Bastrop to lose its Social Security office

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Bastrop, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The Bastrop Social Security office on Holt Street is closing.

The office will be closed effective the end of May and all service at the location discontinued. Instead, people in Bastrop will have to use the office in Monroe.

Effective Friday, May 31, the Social Security office located at 300 Holt St, Bastrop, LA will close. The is due to Congress significantly cutting Social Security's administrative budget.

So, starting Monday, June 3, residents and organizations in ZIP codes 71263, 71264, 71266, 71276, 71286, 71242, 71250, 71253, 71254, 71261, 71263, 71220, 71221, 71223, 71229, and 71237 will now be served by the Monroe, LA office located at 1120 Plaza Blvd, Monroe, LA, 71201. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesday.

Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office.  People age 18 and older may sign up for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. With a my Social Security account, Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients can now access their benefit verification letter (which serves as proof of income), payment history and earnings record instantly. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online. Those not yet receiving benefits can use their online account to get a personalized Social Security Statement, which provides earnings information as well as estimates of future benefits. The my Social Security portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits.

Many Social Security services also are conveniently available by dialing our toll-free number,
1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). 

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