Cuts Forcing Social Security To Close Offices Early

CHICAGO (CBS) — Social Security offices in Chicago and the suburbs will close 30 minutes earlier every day starting Aug. 15 to cut costs.

The new hours are a result of a $1 billion cut in the national Social Security budget. Other changes include no longer mailing paper statements and closing 300 remote service sites across the country.

The 20 Chicago-area offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. They’re now open until 4 p.m.

Many Social Security services are now available online, but people still need to apply in person for Supplemental Security Income, a new Social Security card or a replacement Social Security number, said Doug Nguyen, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration.

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  • Wolf

    Should change hours only layoff 50% of the bloated staff that exist in the entire public sector operation federal, state and local…it is time to cut the massive deficit and debts in these government operations when we are now spending over $7 Trillion annually through the public sector which is over staffed, over paid and their pension system is an outright fraud on the taxpayers…

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