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Social Security Administration

Eliminate Attorney Rep Conferences and Travel

It is sad that with the education that attorneys have, that they need a special conference to help them figure out SSA processes. If this money was instead used to educate the public or provide advocacy to ADA, beneficiary wouldnt have to rely so much on attorneys to get their benefits.

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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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How to save time and paper

Due to the large amount of documents faxed to Social Security every day by Third Party representatives, I suggest that Third Party representatives use the data encrypted method that congressional representatives currently use to send SSA requests. Third Party representatives would be able to fax documents to SSA, but SSA would receive it in an email format and could then distribute the email to the correct person in... more »

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