Lawmakers, local officials urge disabilities office not to close doors in downtown Brooklyn

Local officials and lawmakers met outside a social security and disabilities office in downtown Brooklyn Wednesday urging the office to reconsider its decision to move out of the area.

Local officials and lawmakers met outside a social security and disabilities office in downtown Brooklyn Wednesday urging the office to reconsider its decision to move out of the area. (4/6/16)

BROOKLYN - Local officials and lawmakers met outside a Social Security and disabilities office in downtown Brooklyn Wednesday to urge the office to reconsider its decision to move out of the area. 

Officials at the office on 111 Livingston St. in downtown Brooklyn say they plan on moving to Manhattan in September, but local officials say too many people living in Brooklyn depend on their services. 

The office helps thousands of disabled and low-income Brooklyn residents appeal disability claims that are denied. 

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries says he strongly urges the office  to reconsider.
  
A spokesperson for the office says they do plan on going through with the move to a state-of-the-art building on Varick Street in Manhattan, and that they will open a satellite location in Brooklyn to meet the demands of their clientele. 

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