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ID:

245

Date:

2007-08-26

Headline:

A long painful wait

Reporter's name:

Fred Kelly

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Charlotte Observer

City:

Charlotte, NC

Summary:

The system that decides whether disabled workers receive Social Security disability payments is broken, particularly in the Charlotte, N.C., region, where applicants are left waiting longer for decisions by administrative law judges than nearly anywhere else in the nation, according to information the Charlotte Observer obtained through FOIA.

Keywords:

Social Security benefits, federal disability program, Disability Adjudication and Hearing Office, Association of Administrative Law Judges, Social Security Administration, Commissioner Michael Astrue, Social Security Disability Coalition, Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C.,

URL:

http://www.charlotte.com/local/story/251546.html


Agencies:

SSA

States:

NC

Categories:

general government


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