U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) announced that the Social Security Administration's office in West Palm Beach will be reopening on Monday, December 16th. After learning of the temporary closure and the unnecessary burdens it was causing for local seniors and surrounding offices, Congressman Murphy requested that the Social Security Administration (SSA) make better accommodations during the closure. Since that time, his office has worked closely with SSA officials to make sure this office was reopened as quickly as possible.
"I have been very concerned with the stressful conditions caused by the West Palm Beach office's temporary closure, including long lines and no waiting area for elderly and disabled beneficiaries and citizens not being notified of this closure traveling to that office to find a shuttered building," said Rep. Murphy. "I thank the Social Security Administration for the work they do to serve our nation's elderly and disabled citizens every day and am pleased to see the West Palm Beach office reopen to better serve residents of Florida's 18th Congressional District."