As many of you may have heard on March 20, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced that he is ordering all non-essential businesses to reduce their in-person workforce by 100%. In other words, we have been ordered not to have any employees physically present in our offices. We are making every effort to allow our employees to work from home in this extraordinary emergency situation. However, we expect that we may encounter some technical issues during this transition and ask for your patience.
In light of the closing of our physical office, it might be easier for you to reach us via email and suggest that you attempt to contact us by email if you can. We understand that not everyone has an email account and rest assured we will continue to answer our phones. We may have some technical problems at first but we will be working hard to keep things running as smooth as possible. Currently, the Social Security Administration is not offering any in person services to the public because of the emergency. This includes live hearings. Where possible, the administration is offering telephone hearings instead of live hearings. While telephone hearings are not ideal, we do believe that they are the best solution in the current environment to make sure that your case is heard as soon as is reasonably possible. As a result, we are recommending that you consent to such a hearing at this time.
We will continue to make sure we properly develop your case and we are hopeful that this crisis will pass quickly and that the effects of this emergency will have only a minimal impact on you, our staff and all of our communities.
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