Most appeals go through the "reconsideration" stage even when there is no new evidence to consider, medical or otherwise. I propose any such appeal bypass reconsideration and be scheduled for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
This is a win-win situation for employers and employees. I would want to work for an employer that offered this opportunity. Of course the employer and employee would have to consent to the time off and it would be dependent upon the workload.
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Submitting paper Disability applications/appeals take longer to process and are more difficult to control vs. filing those online. Authorized Reps are paid, they are not unpaid. Many authorized reps file by paper because they are operating on pure volume vs. quality. While SSA is focusing on more quality (read tranparent) they are causing us to waste time, resources,... more »