In Philadelphia, a bar code error has led to a delay in Social Security checks to some groups of people. The error has been corrected and those who did not receive their checks Jan. 12 will begin to see their benefits come in.
Area residents who did not receive their Social Security benefit checks as scheduled Jan. 12 should receive them today or Friday, officials said.
Aiden Diviny, a public affairs specialist from the Social Security Administration’s Philadelphia office, said approximately 405 people in the Hazleton area did not get checks in the mail.
“The first report we had was (Tuesday),” Diviny said Wednesday. “Our field offices reported to us that they had numerous calls and visits from people who didn’t get their benefit checks.”
Social Security officials worked with the U.S. Postal Service to track down the undelivered checks, he said, and on Wednesday afternoon, a supervisor in the postal service’s Lehigh Valley sorting facility found them.
According to Diviny, the checks were slated for delivery to area ZIP codes from 18201 to 18249.
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