As we close out 2014, there are still many challenges for folks applying for Social Security disability. Studies show higher denial rates last year, the highest since 1979, which was the beginning of the Reagan era! There are still rampant delays, and the Social Security Administration has not full recovered from the effect of the 2013 government shutdown and cutbacks. Senior staff is retiring and not being replaced. Continuing disability Reviews are increasing. There is a push for more video hearings to reduce costs. Some members of Congress demonize disability recipients for political gain.
We pledge to enter 2015 committed to providing compassionate, effective and determined representation for our clients who need benefits. Happy New Year!