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Call Your Representative Today. Urge Them To Stop Closing Local SSA Offices and Cutting Vital Services!

Written by  AFL-CIO

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Over the last few years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has seen its budget frozen and reduced, resulting in 11,000 fewer staff to provide customer service to the roughly 25 million Americans that visited their local SSA office in 2013.

SSA has also closed nearly 80 local SSA offices and plans to close hundreds more. And they are proposing cuts in critical services. Effective August 1 you won’t be able to get Social Security Number Printouts. An additional proposal to stop offering Benefit Verification forms was just reversed after grassroots pressure. Last year alone, 11 million people used these services.


 This sharp decline in face-to-face customer service has got to stop. Americans have worked hard and paid for their Social Security. SSA should not make it more difficult for hard-working citizens to access their benefits. Call your Representative and express your concerns. We need you to make two calls:

Call #1: Call 1-888-907-8362. Urge your Representative to support the Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3997) and stop SSA’s irresponsible plans to close local SSA offices.

Call #2: Call 1-202-234-3121. Urge your Representative to support the Seniors Access to Social Security Act of 2014 (H.R. 4964) which requires SSA to continue providing Social Security Number Printouts.

Local SSA offices and the services they provide are critical to communities across the country. Thank you for making the call. You can make a difference!

SaveSSA

American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
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