New Social Security Office Planned for Tampa to Help Reduce Backlog In Social Security Diability Claims
Drew Harwell, Times Staff Writer reported on February 7 about Social Security Commissionerr Astrue’s and U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite’s recent visit to Tampa Bay Social Security offices:
“Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue announced during a stop in Tampa that plans are progressing to build the area’s second office, where judges decide benefits for disability applicants. If Congress approves the appropriation in March, Astrue estimated the office could be open by September of next year.
Astrue, accompanied by U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, said Tampa’s average processing time of 590 days was “in the top of the bottom third” of wait times across the country.
Brown-Waite, who last month was appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees Social Security and Medicare, has made retirement and disability spending a key component of her time in office.
Her district, which encompasses all or parts of eight counties — including Pasco, Hernando and Citrus — has about 250,000 Social Security beneficiaries, more than any district in the nation, including several states, according to federal statistics from 2007. Residents in her district receive $260 million in monthly benefits.” You can read Drew Harwell’s article for more information.
We at The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey thank Brown-Waite and Commissioner Astrue for addressing this pressing need in the Tampa Bay Area. If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, contact Nancy Cavey, Tampa Bay area Social Security disability lawyer.
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