Improve the Timeliness and Quality of the Disability Process

SSA is facing a considerable increase in initial and reconsideration disability claims, resulting in a significant backlog. The Agency received about 3.2 million initial claims and more than 832,000 reconsideration claims in Fiscal Year 2012. In addition, in June 2013, SSA had over 731,000 initial disability claims pending.

The following reports address efforts to reduce this backlog and improve the timeliness and quality of the disability process. 

Compassionate Allowance Initiative

DATE: Friday, August 6, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: The Social Security Administration's Disability Programs and Changes in Society

DATE: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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Administrative Costs Claimed by the Florida Division of Disability Determinations

DATE: Monday, June 28, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: Disability Determination Services Medical Consultant Assessments

DATE: Friday, May 28, 2010
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Plan to Achieve Self-Support Program

DATE: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: Reinstatement of Reconsideration Step in the Michigan Disability Determination Services

DATE: Thursday, April 22, 2010
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Full Medical Continuing Disability Reviews

DATE: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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Social Security Inspector General Report: Aged Beneficiaries in Need of Representative Payees

DATE: Saturday, March 20, 2010

Administrative Costs Claimed by the Arizona Disability Determination Services

DATE: Monday, March 8, 2010
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Alabama Disability Determination Service's Business Process for Adjudicating Disability Claims

DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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