Archive | November, 2009

Unsurprise: State Budgetary Staff Layoffs Slow Process of Disability Determination

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 […]

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Veterans Should Be Fast-Tracked for Disability Says Senator

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 […]

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