Reopening of Social Security Offices - The National Interest
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Security field offices have been closed to public access, so simply visiting your local office and getting assistance has been impossible. More recently, Social Security did start accepting in-person appointments, but only on a very restricted basis for also restricted reasons, thus leaving seniors with only online services and the telephone as a means to get assistance. The obvious result of this has been excruciatingly long delays in service provided by the Social Security Administration. But now that the pandemic is fading, Social Security has announced that offices will, once again, be reopened to the public, staring in April 2022. This article by Stephen Silver appearing at The National Interest tells about the reopening, including that the SSA is encouraging retirees to temporarily return to active duty to help with alleviating the backlog. Click here to read more.