I am a career SSA employee, with 36 years of service. Fewer employees means a continuation of the degradation of public service that began years ago, an erosion of quality and performance and greater costs to the Social Security trust funds and general revenues. We perform fewer reviews on Disability cases, so people who recover and go to work continue to receive benefits. We perform fewer reviews on SSI recipients, so individuals whose circumstances change continue to receive payments in the wrong amount. Incorrect payments increase and the ability to recoup them decreases. We no longer have the time to explain the myriad of options available to people who need to carefully plan their retirement in an increasingly complex financial world. Our elected representative must realize that the impact will be borne by their constituents!
AFGE Local 3369
Social Security Administration, Somers, NY