Battling the Backlog in Social Security Disability Claims


“Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”

Most of us are familiar with the phrase first coined by the British Politician William Gladstone. Our clients awaiting their day in court on Social Security Disability claims endure a lengthy delay, as do the nearly 750,000 others in the backlog of pending cases. The national average waiting period for a face-to-face hearing before a judge in Social Security is still lengthy, with 495 days being the national average for processing time.

In a recent article published in the ABA Journal, Rhonda McMillion describes how ABA (American Bar Association) volunteers recently educated congressional officials on how the Social Security Administration conducts disability hearings. McMillion’s article is very informative and should be read in full.

Some of the main points of McMillion’s article are shared below...

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