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 2.8 million initial claims and more than 762,000 reconsideration claims in Fiscal Year 2014. In addition, in July 2015, SSA had over 668,000 initial disability claims pending.

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

The Social Security Administration’s Expansion of Health Information Technology

DATE: Friday, May 1, 2015
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Deficit Reduction Leave Payment to New York State Division of Disability Determination Employees

DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Qualifying for Disability Benefits in Puerto Rico Based on an Inability to Speak English

DATE: Friday, April 3, 2015
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Completeness of the Social Security Administration’s Disability Claims Files

DATE: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Medical Improvement Review Standard During Continuing Disability Reviews

DATE: Monday, May 19, 2014
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Administrative Costs Claimed by the Missouri Disability Determination Services

DATE: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Indirect Costs and Applicant Travel Expenses Claimed by the Louisiana Disability Determination Services

DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014
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The Social Security Administration’s Progress in Reducing the Initial Disability Claims Backlog

DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014
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Congressional Response Report: Disability Denials in 2009 in Buchanan, Oklahoma, and Dallas Counties

DATE: Friday, April 25, 2014
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Full Medical Continuing Disability Review Cessations Reversed at the Reconsideration Level of Appeal

DATE: Friday, April 25, 2014
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