Congressional Hearings Address Backlogs at Hearing Offices

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security will hold a hearing Tuesday morning to look at what is — and isn’t being done — to reduce the incredibly backlog of Social Security disability cases…Currently the nation’s Social Security disability insurance program is struggling under a severe case backlog. In some parts of the country, claimants can wait more than two years for a hearing. According to the Government Accountability Office, the backlog results primarily from increased applications, staffing shortages and management weaknesses.
The Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ) represents the 1,200 federal administrative law judges employed by the Social Security Administration.
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