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In March, 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a report which addressed the quality of decisions issues by administrative law judges (ALJs) following Social Security hearings. As a preliminary point, the Appeals Council (AC) routinely monitors cases in which ALJs approve benefits in order to verify […]

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The good news at the Social Security Administration (SSA) is that more hearings are being scheduled, coming close to the rate of hearings going on three years ago before the great slowdown resulting in a backlog of over one million hearing level cases. Obviously, allowing delays to where one million hearing cases exists is a […]

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The May, 2016 report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Social Security Administration (SSA) addressed the Disability Case Processing System (DCPS) being developed by SSA to perform its work. Since 2008 when SSA decided to proceed with the DCPS system, it has invested over $300M into the project and has endured many […]

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The Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued its Audit Report dated November, 2015, entitled “Social Security Administration Employees with Conduct Issues Who Received Monetary Awards.” At first glance, all I could think was: “Huh?” So, I just had to read it to believe it. As it turns out, SSA […]

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The Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued its Report on Management and Performance Challenges facing this administration. Reducing the Hearings Backlog and Prevent Its Recurrence Factors contributing to the increase in the number of pending hearings are (1) increase in the number of hearing requests, (2) a decrease in […]

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The Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued its Audit Report dated November, 2015, entitled “Social Security Administration Employees with Conduct Issues Who Received Monetary Awards.” At first glance, all I could think was: “Huh?” So, I just had to read it to believe it. As it turns out, SSA […]

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