Social Security closes record number of offices as millions of baby boomers reach retirement

  • by: STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2014 - 4:10 PM

WASHINGTON — Budget cuts have forced the Social Security Administration to close dozens of field offices even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, swamping the agency with applications for benefits, a senior agency official told Congress Wednesday.

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