Social Security is also continuing to help applicants at Local Branch Offices with disability benefit appeals, and continues to accept online appeals. Local Branch Offices also issue critical payments for those meeting criteria for such benefits.
Our office anticipates some delay with the scheduling of recent hearing requests, as well as scheduling of pending cases in the hearings office. We continue to monitor the situation, and will provide periodic updates.
We recommend checking frequently at www.ssa.gov to learn of any changes in the services offered by the Social Security Administration.