Slashing service but spending more

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Perhaps you will be tempted to visit the Social Security office personally. Again, be prepared for long waits and red tape.

But you may want to make that call or visit soon, before the Social Security Administration decides to close your local office.

Since 2010, the agency has closed 64 field offices and at least 490 “contact stations.” That is the highest number of closures during a five-year period in the agency’s history, and there still is more than a year and a half left in this five-year period.

In addition, service hours have been slashed in field offices that remain open…

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