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Social Security Disability

AALJ Demands Judicial Integrity Required by the APA

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[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyyyiDPA7Ec”] Speech of Rita Eppler at Judges’ Training Conference AALJ was asked to participate in the Administrative Law Judges training conducted by SSA in Baltimore during July and August 2014.  Judge Rita Eppler the AALJ National Grievance Chair spoke concerning judicial independence and the Administrative Procedure Act to the judges…

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Recent reports on abuse of SSD are unfair and in accurate

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Buffalo, NY — Recent sensationalized reports inferring the Social Security Disability *(SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs are being abused are blatantly incorrect, according to Jeffrey Freedman, managing partner, Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law, PLLC, and member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). “These reports…

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

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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

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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

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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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