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 had overpaid the Northbrook resident by roughly $14,000. All decisions about SSI or SSDI benefits are governed by the Social Security Administration. A Businessweek article says that Republicans want cuts in Social Security’s Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA),the chained CPI proposal, as their price for extending the debt ceiling.
When applying, you will first need to determine if you are eligible for Social Security Disability, SSD, or Supplemental Security Income, SSI. Most social security disability lawyers will not take your case unless you have already previously applied and you have been denied already.
You must apply in person at a local Social Security Administration office (SSA). This is what I experienced in this branch of Social Security Administration, which I chose because it is near my work. Over a million people are waiting for a hearing to see if they are eligible for disability benefits.