CBS reports: “It’s a very tough standard,” said Michael Astrue, commissioner of the Social Security Administration. “And you can argue whether that should be the standard or not, but I’m stuck with that.”
A two-month CBS News Investigation uncovered a system whose own standards have been called into question – a federal agency reeling from budget cuts and high staff turnover. Doctors making decisions outside their specialties, and inexperienced examiners under pressure to keep costs down.
“We’re failing the disabled on a very large scale,” said Trisha Cardillo, who worked inside the system for years, reviewing 200 federal disability cases a month in Ohio. Click here for full story or video: