Here in Oakland and the Bay Area, Social Security is open, but no longer doing business as usual. The Field Offices are closed to public contact, but they continue to communicate by phone and mail.
The Oakland hearing office (and presumably others) has suspended in-person and even telephone disability hearings, which were thought to be a safe and acceptable alternative.
At the law offices of Richard A. Gutstadt, we are fully engaged and providing quality representation to our Social Security and SSI clients who desperately need Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI disability benefits. We utilize state of the art technology and case management to stay on top of ths unprecedented situation.
We recognize the urgency of the moment and will continue to advocate for favorable disability decisions on the record, or through whatever administrative avenues we can pursue.
For direct information from Social Security on the Corona Virus situation https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/