Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined her colleagues in writing a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and the President of the American Federation of Government Employees requesting a plan to reopen closed Social Security field offices.
“It is time for the Social Security Administration to reopen its offices, so our citizens, especially our seniors in rural areas, can receive access to the services they have been promised,” Stefanik said. “I am proud to continue advocating for our North Country seniors.”
Currently, more than 1,500 Social Security field offices across the country are closed to the public. This specifically puts rural residents who lack reliable internet or phone service at a disadvantage, because they rely on accessing services in person.
Read the full letter here.