Reconsideration Step for SSD Cases?

By | Social Security Disability

With the U.S. economy struggling to create jobs, the Social Security Administration expects 3.3 million Social Security disability claims this year, up 700,000 from 2008. The Social Security system is so inundated by applications for disability benefits that many wait more than two years for their first payment. In economically stressed states like Michigan, the wait can be even longer. In 1999, the Disability Redesign Prototype initiative eliminated the reconsideration step from the application process in one state from each region: Alaska, Alabama, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania. The initiative was expected to result in…

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