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ALJ Newsletter Compares Hearing Offices to “Sweatshops,” Describes Relationship With ODAR Management as “Acrimonious”

2019-09-20T02:33:39-04:00

In August of 2015, the Association of Administrative Law Judges sent a letter detailing a litany of complaints about ALJ workload and morale in hearing offices around the country. The letter began by describing the deterioration in working conditions in the hearing offices over the past several years in very stark language, and got more pointed from there.

ALJ Newsletter Compares Hearing Offices to “Sweatshops,” Describes Relationship With ODAR Management as “Acrimonious”2019-09-20T02:33:39-04:00

Changes in Social Security Evidence Rules and How They Impact Your Claim

2019-09-20T02:16:47-04:00

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.

Changes in Social Security Evidence Rules and How They Impact Your Claim2019-09-20T02:16:47-04:00

Disability Judges Lose Lawsuit to Reduce Caseloads

2019-09-20T01:45:58-04:00

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.

Disability Judges Lose Lawsuit to Reduce Caseloads2019-09-20T01:45:58-04:00