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Social Security Administration

Consolidated Decision for Disability Claims from VA and SSA

Currently, the Social Security Administration makes a disability determination to determine if an individual should receive SSA disability benefits. In addtion, the Veterans Administration makes a disability determination to determine if an individual should receive VA benefits. Two separate processes to arrive at similar decisions. While there are some differences in the two processes, these differences could be reconciled... more »

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Department of Defense

Decrease Disability Eligibility/Increase Contribution to Society

There are over 8 million persons receiving SSI with over $4.3 billion spent in just the month of June 2011. This seems excessive. I don't mind helping support someone that is doing their upmost to help themselves. It seems perhaps too many people qualify to receive SSI benefits. I suggest relooking at the qualifications including limiting disabilities to a smaller number of situations (perhaps not including self perpetuated... 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

Eliminate Medical Reconsiderations

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) perform initial and reconsideration medical reconsiderations. Statistically, most claimants do not experience significant changes while awaiting their initial decisions and the the DDS decisions are affirmed at the reconsideration. Skipping the reconsideration and allowing a claimant to appear before an Administrative Law Judge could reduce waiting times, processing times,... more »

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Department of Education

Smart on Education

With the amount of grants and loans the government gives to students we could stucture it better to pay for more individuals to complete college with less debt and a better outcome after graduation. Currently we are giving students loans and grants over and above their college cost. We should be paying directly to the school only for the amount of tuition, books, fees, and necessary materials. Currently we give students... more »

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