Social Security Administration News

Congress Approves Funds to Reduce Backlogged SSDI Claims

The backlog of 1.1 million people currently awaiting determinations or an appeal hearings on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims is no laughing matter, but it’s about to get the much-needed attention it deserves. Congress approved approximately $150 million to address the backlogged hearings and related activities just before the 115th Congress recessed for [...]

SSA’s eHealth Exchange Speeds up VA and Disability Decisions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that they were partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to launch a new Health IT initiative whereby Social Security (SS) disability case processing sites will now automatically receive medical records from all VA facilities electronically. This will speed up decisions on SS disability claims, making the [...]

Top 10 States with Most Disability Insurance Backlogs

A recent report put out by Allsup ranks the top 10 backlogged states with the most residents awaiting a Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits determination or appeals hearing. The report ranking is based on data generated through the end of December 2016 by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA also reports that the [...]

Government shutdown shouldn’t affect SSDI payments

By now, most of our Portland readers are familiar with the ongoing government shutdown, which was sparked when members of Congress sought to delay implementation of the president's Affordable Care Act. Until a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1 can be implemented, many programs will be at a standstill. National parks, government [...]

By |2018-07-26T20:42:08+00:00October 4th, 2013|Social Security Administration News|0 Comments

Make sure all your SSDI benefits are getting to you

As the runup to the change in how the U.S. Treasury Department paid out benefits for Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income took place, we described on our blog how the changes would affect recipients in Oregon. Now that the change has been in effect for several months, there are some possibly disturbing trends [...]

By |2018-08-07T19:57:18+00:00July 31st, 2013|Social Security Administration News|0 Comments