Social Security Administration Asks That States Not Lay Off State Employees Who Make Disability Determinations
Did you know that the Social Security Administration does not made the initial and reconsideration decisions about entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration contracts with each state to set up a Disability Determination Services Unit which is funded by federal dollars.
Several states had laid off or furloughed the state employees in the DDS units and SSA Commissioner Astrue has asked governors not to lay off or furlough those state employees. Laying off or furloughing these DDS employees only adds to the time it takes to get a decision on an application for Social Security disability benefits.
At The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, your St. Petersburg/Tampa social security disability law firm, we support SSA Commissioner Astrue and urge our nation’s governors not to lay off or furlough state DDS employees.
Answering these broad-based questions isn’t easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney at 727-894-3188.