Disability Judge Draws Investigation

From the Wall Street Journal: Investigators from the Social Security Administration’s inspector general’s office descended on Huntington, W.Va., on Thursday, the same day a Wall Street Journal front-page article detailed the high award rate of administrative law judge David B. Daugherty..at least two congressional probes are being launched or expanded as a result of the article, congressional aides said. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said he planned to look at how the agency grants disability claims. And the House Ways and Means Committee plans to broaden an existing investigation into how Social Security disability programs are administered. Daugherty granted nearly every case that came in front of him, and granted almost all the cases from a particular representative. See Story here