The Social Security Federal Holiday Schedule for 2022 & 2023

Social Security offices are open five days a week Monday – Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. Some locations do close earlier on Wednesdays so you may need to double check these hours with your local office.

As with all federally run organizations the Social Security Administration is closed on Federal holidays. Some may also be closed on other days depending on state so you may want to inquire on your state specific closing days.

What Is a Federal Holiday?

As of 2022 there are now officially 11 Federal holidays recognized in the United States with the recent addition under President Joe Biden of Juneteenth.

These eleven calendar dates are designated as Federal holidays on which those working for the federal government receive a paid day off. This has expanded beyond just the government employees. It takes an act of congress to designate a federal holiday.

History of Federal Holidays

It was on June 28th of 1870 that congress agreed to the creation of Federal holidays. States were already celebrating certain days as holidays but there was no uniformity to this. The act of congress would serve to create set dates by which the entire country could abide.

The first four holidays recognized were New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Initially these federal holidays only applied to employees in the District of Columbia but in 1885 it was extended to all federal employees of the United States.

Gradually over the years other holidays have joined the list including notable President's birthdays and celebrations of major historical individuals.

What Is the Social Security Office Federal Holiday Schedule for 2022 & 2023?

Social Security Federal Holiday Closings for 2022
Holiday Date
New Years Day Friday, December 31, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Monday, January 17
Washington's Birthday Monday, February 21
Memorial Day Monday, May 30
Juneteenth National Independence Day Monday, June 20
Independence Day Monday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 5
Columbus Day/ Indigenous People Day Monday, October 10
Veterans Day Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24
Christmas Day Monday, December 26
Social Security Federal Holiday Closings for 2023
Holiday Date
New Years Day Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Monday, January 16
Washington's Birthday Monday, February 20
Memorial Day Monday, May 29
Juneteenth National Independence Day Monday, June 19
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4
Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day Monday, October 9
Veterans Day Saturday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23
Christmas Day Monday, December 25

In the event that a holiday falls upon a weekend the federal holiday may be observed the day preceding or succeeding the actual holiday itself. This is to ensure employees actually receive a day off in observance of the holiday.

Conclusion

There are 11 days of the year in which the Social Security Administration will be observing federal holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Juneteenth. If these days occur on a weekend day that the federal workers would already be not working then the closest weekday becomes the observed holiday in terms of not working.

Depending on the state there may be other days off observed so it is advised you check your nearest offices open hours before trying to go there. The information in this post only pertains to the official Federal Holidays for 2022 and 2023.

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