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Social Security Administration

Articles about the Social Security Administration (SSA) from Nash Disability Law in Chicago. We help Chicago people win Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Reduces How Much Past Work You Must Document

June 3, 2024

What do video store clerks, movie theater projectionists, VCR repair people, switchboard operators, typesetters, and encyclopedia sales representatives all have in common? Their jobs are among those that have become obsolete in the past decade or more. In the not-too-distant future, travel agents, assembly-line workers, taxi dispatchers, telemarketers, and many others could also find that

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Social Security Commissioner Pledges Better Customer Service for Disability Benefits Applicants

June 2, 2024

“We can and will do better,” newly appointed Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley told a congressional panel recently. Many advocates for Americans with disabilities say the Social Security Administration (SSA) must do better, too, because there is a customer service crisis at the agency. Consider these statistics: In the late 2010s, it typically took the

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Social Security Disability Wait Times Soar Even Higher as the Backlog Balloons

February 4, 2024

Winning Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits has always been a long and difficult grind. For Americans who have disabilities, wait times for appeal hearings have been frustratingly long for some time, and they have gotten worse, reaching record highs. The time it takes for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to process even initial applications

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Federal Judges Reprimand Social Security as Disability Cases and Denials Stack Up

September 4, 2023

The numbers paint a disheartening picture of the state of Social Security Disability cases in 2023. More than one million people are currently waiting for Social Security to review their applications for disability benefits, according to the nonpartisan data association USAFacts. At the same time, the average processing time has also hit a new record

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