Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus)
Martone Law Firm is open for business and we look forward to hearing from you.
We are accepting new clients and continuing to serve our current clients. The health and safety of our clients and staff is very important to us at Martone Law Firm. We have taken measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to our clients, staff, and those seeking legal representation. At this time all appointments will be handled by telephone and paperwork needing signature will be mailed. This social distancing will slow the spread of the virus and protect one another during these difficult times.
You can continue to reach us by phone, fax, or email. Our office hours remain 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm Monday through Friday, and we look forward to hearing from you.
We now offer video conferencing using Zoom.
We now offer free video conferencing with our legal assistants and attorneys using Zoom. If you are interested in connecting with our office by a video visit call us or complete the contact us form on this page to get more information. We are excited to offer this format to better serve our clients.
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Social Security Administration continues to operate by telephone.
We are staying informed about the current functioning of the Social Security Administration during this pandemic. There has been some reduction in Social Security's services, since closing their doors in late March. Social Security continues to process initial applications, pay benefits, and hold administrative hearings.See below for answers to some frequently asked questions about Social Security’s operations at this time.
We are following New Mexico social distancing orders.
We are following our Governor’s state orders and practicing physical distancing while maintaining our business operations. We continue to accept new clients. Our office doors are closed to the public, but we continue to talk to clients, medical providers, Social Security staff, and Administrative Law Judges by telephone. We are staying in our individual offices as much as possible to limit contact with each other, as well as increasing our cleaning procedures to sanitize commonly used areas more frequently.
For the health and safety of our loved ones in New Mexico please stay informed about COVID-19 from reliable medical sources and spread only kindness to each other. We have provided some links to helpful sources of information about how COVID-19 is impacting New Mexicans and disability applicants.Frequently Asked Questions: When is Your Office Open?
Our office hours are 8 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 4 pm Monday through Friday. We are closed during the noon hour. Our voicemail, fax, and email are accessible anytime.When and how can I Contact You?
You can call, fax, or email our office anytime. You can request to receive text messages and email messages from our office regarding the status of your case. Call our office to sign up for text message or email alerts.
If you want to speak to someone call during business hours.How can I get Updates Regarding the Status of My Case?
You can call, fax, or email our office with your questions. You can request to receive text messages and email messages from our office regarding the status of your case. Call our office to sign up for text message or email alerts.
If you want to speak to someone call during business hours.Is the Social Security Administration Still Open in My Area? Will be Hearing be Rescheduled? What if I can’t Attend My Hearing Because I am Sick or Quarantined?
As of March 17, 2020, Social Security Administration closed its doors to the public but it continues to operate by telephone and provide online services.
If you have an appointment to go into a Social Security office you should stay home and Social Security should be contacting you by telephone.
If you have a hearing scheduled with an Administrative Law Judge, do not go to the hearing office. Someone from the judge’s office will contact you for consent to a telephone hearing or to postpone. We are consenting to telephone hearings when it is in our clients’ best interests, and we evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis.How do I Found out More About COVID-19?
See the following links for information on Social Security operations, Center for Disease Control, and State of New Mexico Department of Health for more information.
- Social Security Administration: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/
- State: https://cv.nmhealth.org
- Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html