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Social Security Saturdays

Wafla heard from growers last year that H-2A workers faced delays in receiving Social Security Numbers due to the lack of appointment availability during the traditional workweek. Therefore, we contacted the Social Security Administration to see how to make the process more efficient and effective.

The result is Social Security Saturdays. The Social Security Administration has arranged to open three Eastern Washington offices during non-traditional business hours to process more Social Security cards for new H-2A workers.

This opportunity is open to all farms and farmworkers. You do not need to be a wafla member to participate.

To set up appointments for your workers, complete the following steps:

  1. Request appointment slots at the time and location of your choosing.
  2. Sign up for one of the training webinars that will provide instructions for these events.
  3. Ensure your workers have the required paperwork and documentation with them when they attend the appointment.
  4. Show up 15 minutes early for your appointment time(s).

Questions? Contact Lisanne Bannister at or (360) 455-8064 x114.

Saturday Session Sign-Up

Request the time, date, and location for your employees below. Please note that you must attend the training (see above) and must have completed the required paperwork. Also, your employees must take the required paperwork with them to their appointment.

Webinar Training Sessions

This webinar is mandatory for employers who register for Social Security Saturday events. This webinar will explain the process and the necessary paperwork to accompany the workers. Choose from either of the following two time slots.