Columbus Day is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the second Monday of October. It commemorates Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The holiday is controversial because some feel it glorifies colonialism and the mistreatment of indigenous peoples. Nevertheless, it is still a federal holiday, and many social services are closed on Columbus Day.
Is Social Services Open Or Closed On Columbus Day 2022?
Social Security Administration (SSA)
The Social Security Administration will be closed on Columbus Day 2022. If you need to contact the SSA for any reason, you can call their toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 or visit their website at www.ssa.gov.
U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
All post office locations will be closed on Columbus Day 2022. However, package delivery will not be interrupted; mail will simply be delivered to homes and businesses as usual.
Most banks in the United States will be closed on Columbus Day 2022, but there are a few exceptions. For example, Chase Bank and PNC Bank will both be open for business as usual on October 10th. Be sure to check with your specific bank beforehand to find out their hours of operation for Columbus Day 2022.
While most social services in the United States will be closed on Columbus Day 2022, some will be closed for business. If you need to contact the Social Security Administration or USPS on October 10th, you can do so without any problems. However, banks will mostly be closed, with a few exceptions. As always, it’s best to check with your specific bank beforehand to confirm their hours of operation for Columbus Day 2022.