NORWALK - The Social Security office in Norwalk will begin closing a half-hour earlier than normal due to congressional budget cuts.Effective Aug. 15, the office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each day. The reduced hours will allow employees to avoid incurring overtime. Congress provided Social Security with nearly $1 billion less than President Obama requested for the fiscal year. Most Social Security services do not require an office visit. For example, anyone wishing to apply for benefits, sign up for direct deposit, replace a Medicare card, obtain a proof of income letter, or submit a change of address or phone number, can do so online at sociasecurity.gov or by calling (800) 772-1213.
********** Published: July 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 15