Archive | March, 2008

Extensive Media Coverage of Backlogs at Hearing Offices

With waiting times ranging up into the 1000+ /day range in a few Hearing Offices, the backlog time has drawn extensive media coverage as the human suffering involved in these delays comes to light. Our national association of Social Security lawyers has posted this link, listing numerous TV, radio and newspaper stories on this subject. […]

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Social Security Benefit: Why It’s So Valuable

Critics of Social Security and some of its friends often ask why its return on our investment, the years of payroll deductions, is so small. That would be a fair question if Social Security were an investment program, but it’s not. It’s more than that, much more. A unique new report was released last month […]

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Social Security Hires 144 New Judges

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that the agency has begun making offers to 144 of the 175 new Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) it will hire this fiscal year. Due to litigation and budget cuts, the agency has about ten percent fewer ALJs than it did a decade ago. During that same […]

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