Hearing Set On Planned Closing Of Social Security Office

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s two U.S. senators and a congressman have set a hearing to air concerns about a plan to close a busy Social Security Administration office in Fairfield County.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes and representatives of Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s office will host Social Security Administration officials Thursday in Norwalk.

They’re inviting residents to share questions or concerns about the agency’s decision to close its Norwalk office on Jan. 31, a decision made to save money and because its lease is expiring.

The Connecticut lawmakers say the Norwalk office serves more than 300 people each week and operates in a service area that includes about 137,000 elderly and disabled people. The closest SSA offices are in Bridgeport and Stamford.

Thursday’s hearing starts at 10 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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