Monthly Archives: May 2009

Would Social Security ALJs process cases faster if disabilty hearings were adversarial?

When I first started practicing Social Security Disability law, it seemed strange to me that the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) was not represented by an attorney at the hearing. The process is meant to be non-adversarial, although it does not … Continue reading

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Social Security’s response to California’s cut in the State Supplementary Payment

If you are on SSI and live in California, you already know that the amount of your monthly check has been reduced. This reduction was caused by the state of California. The State has reduced the State Supplemental Payment. For … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Challenges for the Social Security Administration

Social Security’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently released a report entitled, “Opportunities and Challenges for SSA.” OIG’s terminology for the title of the report is too nice, in my opinion. It should be called “Grim and Dismal outlook for … Continue reading

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