Many do not realize that federal Social Security disability claims are processed by state workers before the denial that sends them to a judge. As more states are decimated by falling tax revenues, there have been staffing redductions, layoffs and reductions on hours worked. While there have been very small improvements in the backlogs at […]
Archive | November, 2009
There have been vast increases in pending cases across the country. This chart, courtesy of NOSSCR, details the initial and reconsideration pending cases by state. Click on image to enlarge.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown hopes to improve access to benefits for more than 110,000 veterans in the region and 935,000 statewide. Brown has introduced the Benefit Rating Acceleration for Veterans Entitlements (BRAVE) Act that would create a fast-track system for veterans with disabilities to quality for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and […]