Social Security Disability Claims filed
According to a blog written by one attorney who specializes in the representation of social security disability and ssi cases, more than two thousand and six hundred new disability claims are filed with the various offices of the social security administration each day. I wonder where the attorney got that number, though, since, if you do the math, that comes out to less than a million new cases a year. From what I understand, SSA receives about two and a half new million disability cases each year.
The number of social security disability claims filed is large, no doubt. However it would be manageable if SSA would simply take steps to ensure that the agency had enough manpower available to do the job. This would, of course, mean a significant push for hiring more CRs (claims reps, the people who take and process retirement and disability claims in social security offices) and SRs (service reps, the individuals who provide support for claims reps, handle the phones, and work the front window). And this would also mean having a social security administration commissioner who would find the issue important enough to press with the white house and with congress. However, as SSA commissioners are political appointees, that's not likely to happen, unfortunately.
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