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Social Security Disability

Budget cuts or government shutdown would severely affect recipients of Social Security Disability

By Social Security Disability

Buffalo, NY — The Social Security Administration (SSA) would face significant challenges in processing local Social Security Disability (SSD) cases if the budget cuts proposed by the Republicans go through. The GOP has proposed providing $10.7 billion to the SSA for 2012. SSA’s Commissioner Michael Astrue has said $12.5 billion is…

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NOSSCR Conference Brings Out Questions About the Future of Social Security

By Social Security Disability

The 63rd Annual National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives Conference (NOSSCR) in Chicago focused on the increases in Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) filings that are being exacerbated by the recession. Government officials and the leadership of NOSSCR looked at how the Social Security Administration…

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ODAR Deputy Commissioner Reports on Efforts to Reduce Backlog in Social Security Disability Claims

By Social Security Disability

Buffalo, NY — Glenn Sklar, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), addressed initiatives to reduce the hearing backlog for Social Security Disability claims at a recent conference of The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR). Jeffrey Freedman, senior partner at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at…

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