Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the agency will expand its hours nationwide. Effective March 16, 2015, SSA field offices will be open to the public for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. A field office that is usually open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Offices will continue to close to the public at noon every Wednesday. As previously reported, over the last several years SSA has reduced the hours that its field offices are open to the public as well as field office services, due to funding constraints. The Arc strongly supports adequate administrative funding for SSA to ensure that the service needs of the public, including people with disabilities, are met.