Improve Administration of the Disability Programs

SSA is facing a considerable increase in initial and reconsideration disability claims, resulting in a significant backlog. The Agency received about 2.6 million initial claims and about 648,000 reconsideration claims in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. As of June 2017, SSA had received over 1.8 million initial claims and almost 437,000 requests for reconsideration. Further, as of June 2017, there were over 567,000 initial claims pending.  

Also, SSA has experienced a growing hearings backlog and increasing case processing times in recent years, causing the public to wait longer for decisions on appeals of earlier disability decisions. SSA’s pending hearings backlog grew from about 705,000 cases at the end of FY2010 to approximately 1.1 million cases at the end of June 2017. Average processing time on hearings has also increased from 426 days at the end of FY2010 to 596 days at the end of June 2017.

The Social Security Administration’s Efforts to Develop its Own Source of Occupational Information for Use in its Disability Programs

DATE: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Claimant Representatives Who Were Sanctioned by the Social Security Administration

DATE: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Incorrect Payments to Disabled Beneficiaries Who Return to Work

DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Workload Review of the Office of Hearings Operations' Atlanta and New York Regions

DATE: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Information Technology and Related Staff Costs Claimed by the Minnesota Disability Determination Services

DATE: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Cost-effectiveness of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

DATE: Friday, October 20, 2017
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Administrative Law Judge Allowance Rates, Quality, and Length of Service

DATE: Monday, September 18, 2017
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Factors Related to Decreased Administrative Law Judge Productivity

DATE: Monday, September 11, 2017
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Follow-up: Termination of Disability Benefits Following a Continuing Disability Review Cessation

DATE: Monday, August 21, 2017
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Beneficiaries Who Worked After Their Disability Onset Dates and Before Favorable Decisions

DATE: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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