AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Help could be on the way for social security subscribers in the northtowns.
Despite a lot of push back from local lawmakers and residents, the administration closed the Amherst office in April. Monday morning, Congressman Brian Higgins and Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced a plan to preserve social security services for residents in northern Erie County by opening an office at Williamsville Village Hall.
“It’s a creative solution to a problem that was forced on us, and the good thing is you have a village that has a great reputation for the efficient delivery of municipal services, perhaps this could be a model for more of these types of collaborations,” Higgins said.
The Amherst office served almost 400,000 people, including 17 of Erie County’s 36 nursing homes.
Residents can call the social security office in Buffalo to schedule an appointment.