I suggest that SSA create electronic listings available to employees and management to monitor disability medical cessation cases that are pending -- such data is not currently available. If this suggestion were implemented, SSA could avoid the unnecessary accumulation of potentially incorrect "continuing" payments being made to individuals appealing their initial benefit cessation decision. The savings of incorrect ...more »
Stop the erroneous payments to thousands of individuals who are found no longer disabled & do not appeal (or, any appeal is unsuccessful). Now, payments continue automatically after a cessation determination and during appeal, and sometimes continue erroneously after the last appeal is decided. Payments should be set to stop automatically, and manual intervention shoud be required to continue payments if the recipient ...more »
The Social Security Administration started a project to determine if it makes sense to consolidate the current four step appeal process to a more efficient and less costly two step process. This process started in 1994 and was reviewed in 2000. It is now 2010, demand for DDS services continues to grow, staffing in some states are being cut and no determination has been made on this issue. It seems obvious that the ...more »
Everyday each ODAR office receives dozens of calls from representatives and claimants seeking to check the status of their appeal. If the agency established a simple online system to allow claimants and their authorized representatives to check the status of their appeal, it would eliminate a large portion of the telephone traffic at each ODAR.
Inmates should only be allowed two appeals and that is it. Also if they are dealt the Death Penalty they cannot spend a lifetime on Death Row. Start Executing these offenders that obiously cannot be rehabilitated. Also Offer the Lifers in prison the option to check out in the form of execution if they like. Think of all the money we could save the less of these offenders we house and the needless court time they tie up. ...more »