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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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Social Security Administration

STOP Paper Disability Applications/Appeals From Authorized Reps!

Every Authorized Representative has Internet Access.

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 »

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