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Social Security Offices Now Closed

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

As of March 17, 2020, Social Security closed all its offices. This includes their hearing offices, where Social Security disability claimants go to see a judge. Social Security will offer very limited in-person services. This

See You Real Soon

would be for things like dealing with claims of the terminally ill.

Alternate Ways To Do Business

Social Security claims that their workers will still be on the job. They will work from home. That should mean that you can still get some services via the Social Security website or their toll-free number. Of the two, I strongly recommend using the website. The toll-free number is the bureau of disinformation and should never be trusted.

Because their offices are closed, Social Security is supposed to be extending such deadlines as filing appeals. This sounds good, but we all know where the devil resides. If you can meet any pending deadlines via telephone or the internet, by all means, do so.

If You Can Wait, Please Do

If you can wait to contact Social Security, do so. If you have a Social Security disability hearing already scheduled, I cannot tell you what is going to happen.  With the offices closed, the proposed telephonic hearings cannot proceed. Supposedly, Social Security will call those persons with hearings pending. The number they call from may not be a government number because they are using a contractor. 

Terra Incognito

Here there be dragons

We are all walking blind in an unknown land. Guideposts will appear and as they do, I will inform you here. For now, though, stay at home, wash your hands, and be well.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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