Security Administration will debut a new high-tech way for people in Kodiak to
interact with representatives at an open house Tuesday.
every kind of transaction with the Social Security Administration can be
completed over the video link, except for applying for a new or replacement
Social Security Card, which may require some paperwork sent via mail. The
conversations will be in private, and over a secure internet link.
video system is in the Kodiak Job Service Center, which is at 309 Center
Avenue. The ribbon-cutting and public demonstration will take place at 10 Tuesday morning.
McSherry, a spokeswoman for the Social Security Administration office in
-- (Video 1 16 sec "We
will have a demonstration ... with Social Security.")
that for now, the two-way video conferencing will be a supplement to the
regular monthly visits to Kodiak by a Social Security representative.
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this point it's not ... make sure this works for them.")
walk-in video appointments will be available on the second and fourth Tuesdays,
with scheduled video appointments on the first and third Tuesdays. McSherry
said only one other community in Alaska has a videoconferencing link:
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right now we have ... in Eastern Oregon.")