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Nov 29, 2012 8:37 AM by AP

Plaquemine Social Security office to close

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Social Security Administration is shutting down its office in Plaquemine on Dec. 14 after 37 years of operation.

Sarah Schultz-Lackey, regional communications director for the agency, said the field office's closure would save taxpayers about $4 million during the next decade.

Schultz-Lackey said the Plaquemine office received "very light foot traffic," not enough to justify keeping it open as the agency deals with budget constraints.

She said the office has nine employees and they would be given an option to transfer to one of the agency's two satellite locations in Baton Rouge.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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