What Are Usual Welfare Office Hours?

Hours for welfare benefits office vary by state, but most are open during normal business hours on Monday through Friday, with the exception of nationally recognized holidays. The most common business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each state administers the welfare benefits offices for its residents. Federal welfare programs include TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Though office availability is generally limited to standard business hours, most states offer online and phone application tools, which are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Links to each state’s application site are listed on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s website.