Long wait times experienced by claimants waiting to have their cases resolved due to underfunding and understaffing at the Social Security Administration are still a problem, and this deal should improve the situation.
Since 2003, state legislators in 33 states have made it harder for workers to qualify for compensation, have decreased benefits, or have moved to cut off benefits after an arbitrary time limit.
Social Security has recently amended its regulations to require that claimants and their representatives in a Social Security disability claim must submit all evidence, whether helpful or not, that relates to whether a person may or may not be disabled.
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It's time to separate myth from fact. It is not an uncommon belief amongst Americans today that many disability recipients are awarded benefits through fraud - but the facts may surprise you.
After the crash of 2008, the unemployment rate in the United States spiked to levels not seen since the Great Depression. Around the same time, the number of individuals applying for Social Security Disability benefits also began climbing - but was there a connection?
The union representing the ALJ’s argued in its lawsuit that this number of cases represents an illegal quota that violated the Judge’s independence and the due process rights of applicants.