Supplemental Security Income Disability Applications Pending Longer Than 1 Year at the Social Security Administration

Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Management Issue: 
Report Number: 
A-01-16-50060
Report Type: 
Audit Report
Office Affiliation: 

Prior reviews identified individuals who applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability payments, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) field office had not completed processing the claims for longer than 1 year. Generally, SSA processes SSI initial claims in 3 to 4 months.

We conducted this review to determine whether SSI disability applications were pending longer than 1 year at SSA.

We obtained a file from the Supplemental Security Record as of March 2015 with (a) SSI claims having a payment status code indicating no determination and (b) a date of filing before March 2014.