I came at 3pm (they close at 4pm) on a weekday, and only waited for 10 minutes. To allow yourself the chance to make the best decisions later on, you need to understand from the very beginning that if you are disabled and are applying for either social security disability or ssi disability benefits, the process is very, very long.
Functions: Administers national contributory social insurance programs including the Old-Age Survivors and Disability Insurance Program; supplemental security income program for aged, blind, and disabled; and aspects of the black lung benefits provisions of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (83 Stat.
One Social Security reform that could win bipartisan support would, over time, raise the Social Security retirement age to 70. An extension of retirement age to 67 from 65 was pushed in 1983 by the Greenspan Commission, along with a boost in the income base …
Content on is being reviewed based on the transition in Administrations, and will be updated to reflect the new policy and management priorities. For those reading this blog who may not have dealt directly with Social Security disability claimants, let me make it clear that I think that everyone who has dealt directly with this population would agree that what is alleged is wrong, wrong, wrong.
SSA decisions are issued by Administrative Law Judges and Senior Attorney Adjudicators (supported by about 6,000 staff employees) at locations throughout the United States of the U.S. Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), who hear and decide challenges to SSA decisions.
The pesky problem with this is that everyone who has looked at eliminating the Appeals Council, including Barnhart, knows that simply eliminating the Appeals Council will increase the number of Social Security civil actions in the federal courts to unacceptable levels.
When it comes to disability benefits, the Social Security Administration is very particular about whose claims they accept and deny. The administration of the Medicare program is a responsibility of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , but SSA offices are used for determining initial eligibility, some processing of premium payments, and for limited public contact information.
The individuals surveyed were asked whether they agreed with several statements about Social Security, such as I feel that I have earned these retirement benefits.” The more strongly an individual agreed with such statements, the more likely they were to say they would file for their benefits early.
My impression is that Congressional Republicans would like to hold hearings about poor service at Social Security, much like the hearings on service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but again they have concern that the blame will be placed on them.
These factors …
The mission of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public. Barnhart has been claiming for the last three or four months that there would be no major backlogs at Social Security if Congress had just voted for the budgets that President Bush put forward. In her role, she oversaw one of the largest agencies in the federal government, with more than 60,000 federal employees nationwide working with another 16,000 state employees who make medical determinations in the SSA’s disability program.
The Problem Solver called Social Security Administration spokeswoman Carmen Moreno, who had a team look into Lubelchek’s case. Social Security always has a problem in paying newly approved claimants in January because of the other workload pressure which go up dramatically at the beginning of each year.
By the time it realized the error years later, Social Security …