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Department of Homeland Security

Pilot Video Teleconferences Eliminate USCG ALJ Travel for S & R

USCG Suspension and Revocation hearings for mariner licenses are heard by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs). The USCG could significantly reduce the travel costs and lost time for these officials by allowing hearings to be conducted via video teleconference.

These hearings are administrative in nature and published regulations already allow for these hearings to include telephone testimony, so adjusting to video teleconferencing... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Disability Examiner

Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) should be required to complete the same training to learn the rules of Social Security Disability & SSI as all the Social Security Disability Examiners. As an examiner who does Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR's) I continually see people receiving disability who do not meet the qualifications of the program. While judges should have more leeway than a regular examiner, they should... more »

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Social Security Administration

Administrative Law Judges Dispostition Rate

After the economic crash, there have been record numbers of people filing for Social Security Benefits. It is no coincidence that with no jobs, there is an increase in people looking for a form of income.
Accordingly, our Administrative Law Judge Disposition data reflects an alarming trend. Please see the following link for referenced information:
http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html

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Social Security Administration

Reduce Social Security Disability Backlog

Attorneys earn 25% of a claimant's backpay, up to $6,000, for attending a hearing before an ALJ. Most claimants have representation at disability hearings.

SSA should require the claimant's attorney to earn their fee by submitting to ALJ's proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. The attorney provides a summary of all relevant evidence, opinions, and inconsistencies that require resolution not later than... more »

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