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 almost 3 million initial claims and more than 784,000 reconsideration claims in Fiscal Year 2013. In addition, in July 2014, SSA had over 662,000 initial disability claims pending.

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

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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Military Service Casualty Cases

DATE: Thursday, December 17, 2009
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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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