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

February 16, 2017

Office Affiliation: The Office of Audit

Audit Report Number: A-01-16-50060

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.

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