Shocking News – 140,000 Unexpected Requests for Social Security Hearings | Spring Hill Disability Benefits Lawyer
Sharon Barrett, a St. Petersburg Social Security Attorney and my law partner, has just called from Miami where she is attending the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR) conference.
One of the speakers Lisa DeSoto, Social Security’s Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, announced at the Social Security Administration received 140,000 more requests were a hearing before the Administrative law judge this year than expected.
The Social Security Administration has a plan to eliminate the huge hearing backlog which has resulted in 17,000 approvals of Social Security disability benefits at the reconsideration stage, 14,974 senior attorney decisions and 60,000 more administrative law judge’s dispositions this year.
However, we knew this plan would not result in addressing the 28,623 cases in which Social Security disability applicants have been waiting 900 days for a hearing and other backlogs.
The 140,000 unexpected requests for hearing will just increase that backlog!
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