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Gov’t Shutdown Impacting MN Social Security Offices

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The shutdown is having a real impact here in Minnesota, especially if you’ve tried to get a Social Security card.

The Social Security office is open during the shutdown, but services are signficantly cut back.

Just one more surprise for Minnesotans who came to do business, and left angry.

They came all day long — one after another, after another. The door locked and the office closed.

Jeff Williams and his wife Traci drove to the Minneapolis office from Bloomington for a new Social Security card and left angry that the government is allowed to shut down.

“I can’t shut down and not take care of this little one,” he said, lifting his daughter. “I mean, they’re the government. They’re supposed to be taking care of us.”

Social Security offices around Minnesota are open but providing only limited services.

Social Security checks are going out as scheduled and you can replace a lost or missing check, or apply for new benefits.

But you cannot get a new or replacement card, or a proof of income letter.

The Minneapolis office normally serves hundreds of people every day. But on Wednesday, many left, angry.

There’s still a tremendous amount of uncertainty about the effect of the shutdown, or even how long it will last.

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