Improving the Social Security Hearing Process

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Improving the Social Security Hearing Process

Postby patoco » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:28 am

The following is an excellent detailed treatment of the Social Security Appeals process, how it works, what are its problems and what changes are in the works. A "must read" if you have been involved in a disability hearing or a reimbursement appeal.

Robert Weiss, M.S.
Lymphedema Treatment Advocate
National Lymphedema Network

SSA Board Report on Improving the Social Security Hearing Process

Social Security Advisory Board Report

on Improving the Social Security Hearing Process

Social Security Advisory Board issues:

Improving the Social Security Administrations Hearing Process

September 2006

Over the past two years, the Social Security Advisory Board has

been examining the SSA hearing process, focusing attention on

issues of consistency, productivity, long processing times and

large backlogs, hearing office management, and the relationship

between the agency and its corps of administrative law judges. On

the basis of this study, the Board has developed recommendations

addressing those issues so as to make the process more fair,

consistent, and efficient.

The Board's report is available now in a preliminary electronic

version http://www.ssab.gov/documents/HearingProcess.pdf.

Printed copies will be available at a later date.

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