Archive | December, 2009

Recent Congressional Testimony Highlights Pain of Delays

From the Statement of Beth Bates, Claimants’ Representative, on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Jackson, Tennessee: …The focus of this hearing is extremely important to people with disabilities. Title II and SSI cash benefits, along with the related Medicaid and Medicare benefits, are the means of survival for millions of individuals with […]

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Backlog Blues Persist

The Social Security Administration has been working for years to reduce its backlog of disability claims, which now stands at 780,000 claims. It even hired and trained 8,600 new employees last fiscal year. But any progress it made has come to an abrupt halt. Largely because of the recession, Americans filed 400,000 more disability claims […]

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