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. 

Administrative Costs Claimed by the Michigan Disability Determination Services

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Indirect Costs Claimed by the New Mexico Disability Determination Services

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Congressional Response Report: Impact of the Social Security Administration's Claims Process on Disability Beneficiaries

DATE: Friday, September 4, 2009
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Administrative Costs Claimed by the Massachusetts Disability Determination Services

DATE: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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National Rollout of Quick Disability Determinations

DATE: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Processing of Railroad Worker Disability Claims

DATE: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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Administrative Costs Claimed by the Utah Disability Determination Services

DATE: Monday, March 30, 2009
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The Social Security Administration's Listing of Impairments

DATE: Friday, March 27, 2009
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Joint Hearing on Eliminating the Disability Backlog

DATE: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Administrative Costs Claimed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Disability Determination

DATE: Thursday, March 19, 2009
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