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Thread: Time it take to change mailing address

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    Time it take to change mailing address

    We change our address from PO Box to our physical address and it took me hours and hours to call or online change all. The worst was Social Security. I was on hold for over an hour. Glad it is all done.
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    That sounds like a thankless job! I'm glad you got thru all that and now can do some great quilting!

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    I had to go to the SS office today. I spent 2 hours there. One and a half waiting to be called 30 minutes at the window with the guy to show my ID and birth certificate
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    Wow! Ive had it so much better on my two visits; for both I probably have only 30 minutes of time invested and had the most pleasant people ever to deal with! Isn't it interesting how widely it varies from one place to another.

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    You're probably in a less populated area. Normally, they are less crowded. The guy I dealt with was very nice and, hopefully, we got everything straightened out.
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    I was the oldest person in the waiting room.

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    One of the many blessings of not intending to move ever again. I hate the hours and hours of changing everything. Glad you got it all done.
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    You can make an appointment to be seen at your local social security office. You may need a few extra minutes to get "into" the office (line with a guard inspecting purses, asking questions about weapons, etc.) but once you're inside the door you should be seen at your appointment time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    You can make an appointment to be seen at your local social security office. You may need a few extra minutes to get "into" the office (line with a guard inspecting purses, asking questions about weapons, etc.) but once you're inside the door you should be seen at your appointment time.
    You can. But when I talked to the rep on the phone, the earliest appt they had at my office was Dec 2. All I had to do was take my DL and my birth certificate in for them to verify. I didn't want to hold up my SS app until then so I just went and waited.
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    I try to do as much as I can on line rather than by phone or in person. Much quicker and I can work on my schedule which is usually early in the morning.

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    Happy to hear you made it thru the maize and came out OK!
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    Too bad you couldn't do it online. When I went on SS, I did it online. SO much easier; and I'd bet the wait in this area would have been hours long too.

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    This is one reason i didn't change my name after my husband passed away..these days it is so very hard to do.

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    Over 6 months ago my daughter moved out, she put in a change of address and marked the whole family, that's what started these months of frustration. My mail person let me know of her mistake. So my daughter went back to the post office and told them what happened. They actually filled out the form for her and that was supposed to fix it. NOT. I went to the post office, talked to a supervisor, he said the computer was acting funny and he'd call me when it came back on. NOT. 2 weeks later I went back in, ask to speak to supervisor and was told he was out. I told the person my story, she again filled out the form that my daughter had filled out. she said that was all that I needed. NOT. A few weeks later, my mail person stopped by and told me that nothing is in the system showing that it was fixed. She told me to fill out the form and she'd pick it up or I could go on line. I went online, filled it all out, you pay a dollar at the end with a card that has your address for verification. I got an email saying it was all set up but would take about 10 days for it all to be taken care of.

    While I was waiting for the to take place my daughter was getting most of my mail, some my neighbors got, magazines aren't forwarded so I'm sure there's a lost one out there somewhere. The post office constantly mails out a change of address list to the big companies, which the post office denied but I checked with my creditors who had changed my address as to who told them to and they explained the list. I was constantly going to all of my creditors and changing my address back to what it should be even though I explained to them the mistake, they'd get the new list and change it again. I waited for a month, no change. I was home one day and my mail person told me she'd checked that morning and it still wasn't set up. I filled out another card and she turned it in and on Sat I finally started getting mail after 6 mos of fighting with the post office. My daughter still gets some of my mail but mostly it comes to my house. I'm still not sure if my missing magazine was sent back and they cancelled since the post office sent that letter or it expired. And they wonder why every one wants to do things on line. The funny thing about this with my creditors, I don't get anything in the mail so its not like things were getting sent back. They just believed this list and didn't even check with me. Well, only Geico was the only one that checked with me. I didn't think this night mare would ever end. OH, and during the time after I did the online I kept getting emails from them telling me it was being processed and the day that I should start getting my mail, which I didn't. And all of the info for it to go back to my oirginal address was right, they just weren't doing it right.

    I told my daughter to never do that again.
    Judy

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