Feds: Mailing mix-ups delayed social security cards for Afghan refugees

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Logistical mailing issues have helped delay social security cards for Afghan refugees across the country, with organizations unable to get cards mailed to people because they have similar names to other refugees or have left military bases, says a spokesperson for the U.S. Social Security Administration.

MADISON, Wis. — Logistical mailing issues have helped delay social security cards for Afghan refugees across the country, with organizations unable to get cards mailed to people because they have similar names to other refugees or have left military bases, says a spokesperson for the U.S. Social Security Administration.

None of the 36 Afghan refugees currently resettled in Madison since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August have received their cards yet, according to Madison’s refugee resettlement agency, Jewish Social Services.

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