New case processing system is hitting glitches.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has rolled out its modernized Disability Case Processing System (DCPS) to 31 states and territories, but the system is only being used to process seven percent of their workloads due to gaps in functionality, according to a review by SSA’s inspector general.

The Inspector General’s review – released December 2 – found that while SSA expected states to fully adopt DCPS within 12 months of using it, states found too many gaps in functionality to fully adopt the new system, hampering SSA’s $153 million of investment in modernizing disability determinations. Adoption varied heavily, as state disability determination services (DDSs) that have had access to the system for over a year ranged from using the system for 95 percent of cases on the high end, to just 0.69 percent of cases on the low end.New Processing System