Social Security Hearings Backlog Falls to Lowest Level Since 2005
That’s the headline of a news release today from the Social Security Administration. I applaud the agency for making strides in reducing the inexcusable backlog and waiting times for Social Security disability decisions. I do have a concern though. Recently we have noticed that some of our clients’ disability cases are being pulled, seemingly at random, from the normal process and having early decisions rendered. This is happening to maybe 20% of our cases.
While this is certainly good news for those clients fortunate enough to have their cases decided early, we can’t figure out a pattern. That makes us wonder if perhaps some cases are pulled early just so the average processing time decreases. That’s a cynical view to take, and I have no evidence this is actually happening. Still, it does make us wonder.
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