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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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