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Bias settlement could give thousands new hearings on disability claims

The complaint was brought against the commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Michael Astrue, by eight disabled individuals whose disability benefit claims were rejected by one of five ALJs — David Nisnewitz, Marilyn Hoppenfeld, Seymour Fier, Michael Cofresi and Hazel Strauss. They work in the Queens Office of Disability Adjudication…

Fraud And Disability Equal A Multibillion Dollar Black Hole For Taxpayers – Forbes

Fraud And Disability Equal A Multibillion Dollar Black Hole For Taxpayers – Forbes. Another biased and uneducated attack on the disability system.  Once again, people choose to speak about a system they have not bothered to learn anything about and try to interpret the laws not even understanding what the…

Social Security official’s term expires next week – Management – GovExec.com

The Association of Administrative Law Judges, which represents 1,400 judges who handle Social Security disability claims, on Tuesday endorsed Altman for the top job at SSA. “During this time of tight budgets and after the poor management of the Astrue years, the nation needs an individual who can serve both…

Social Security Is Irrelevant to the Deficit – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

But even if they were, it is difficult to see how cutting Social Security could to be part of the solution. Under the law Social Security is not supposed to be part of the budget. It is an entirely separate program financed on its own. This is not just a…

Security guard at St. Louis County office building outed federal (Social Security Disability) investigation, prosecutors say

The indictment says that Mamie Wills, 66, was working as a security guard at an unidentified St. Louis County office building when on April 4, she spotted an officer of the Social Security Administration’s Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit tailing a man who was claiming to be disabled. The man was…

Social Security employee, 3 others indicted | StarTribune.com

Social Security employee, 3 others indicted | StarTribune.com. And yet it is the claimant’s who are crucified by the media as cheating the system.  The media continues to ignore or downplay the Social Security employees and judges who routinely behave badly or deny solid disability claims.  Is this the woman…

Fox Obscures Important Facts To Attack Disability Benefits | Research | Media Matters for America

PAYNE: It’s a scandal. When it’s truly ever uncovered what’s going on here, a lot of men, 25, 26 years old sitting on a porch all day long because every two weeks they get a crazy check and they’re on disability. via Fox Obscures Important Facts To Attack Disability Benefits…

Is it Time to Seek Support From an SSI Attorney or Advocate Firm? | Featured | JusticeNewsFlash Release

The following are key considerations in determining whether it may be time to seek support from an SSI attorney or advocate firm: • Have you filed a claim that was initially denied? Many claims are at first denied for various reasons. Those who meet the eligibility requirements should not be…

The stealth attack on Social Security gains ground – chicagotribune.com

The agency has closed dozens of field offices and sharply cut back the staff and hours of those still open. The cutbacks threaten to make wait times on its phone lines longer. Rulings on disability applications will take longer too. Put it all together, and client service at the Social…

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Support Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program – Yahoo! News

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Support Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program – Yahoo! News. After months of combating unfounded media and political attacks against the SSDI benefits program, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) commissioned a survey to ask Americans if they believe SSDI should…