Schumer Says More SSA Office Funding Will Cut Wait Times

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for more funding for the Social Security Agency’s upstate field offices -- including the field office in Rochester.

Without more money, Schumer says those offices could be plagued with even longer wait times.

According to the latest numbers, the Rochester field office had the state’s longest average wait time, but staffing numbers haven’t changed in over ten years.

Schumer is seeking $100 million dollars in funding to reduce SSA’s Disability hearings backlogs and to improve Field Office Operations and wait times.

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