An administrative law judge who helps to decide SSDI claims says that he
wants more information in order to make informed and fair decisions on
SSDI cases. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently
scheduled a hearing to discuss the SSDI determination appeals process
and what improvements could be made to help these appeals run smoother
and more efficiently.
The SSDI judge who informed the committee of chances has the initials G.K.
His is a former Ford Motor Company employee who began his career as an
administrative law judge in 1991. This professional judge says that the
Social Security Administration determination process rules keep him from
deposing people who send him records.
The claimant has the right to present evidence at the SSDI claim hearings.
The SSA never presents verifiable evidence in these cases, which can result
in frustrating results. The judge suggested that he SSA provide and perform
medical, psychological and psychiatric tests on the claimants to ensure
that they are telling the truth.
G.K. says that the has also encountered frequent problems with the organization
that handles the claim reviews. This is the Office of Disability and Adjudication
Review. This is physically part of the Social Security Administration.
The judge suggests that if this office was separate from the SSA, the
appeals of the office's decisions could be sent directly to the federal
court system instead of going to another layer of reviews at the Social
Security Administration. The individual suggests that this would improve
the determination process.
If you are currently appealing an SSDI denial, we strongly suggest that
you enlist the help of a trusted SSDI attorney to help you work through
your case. With the right attorney on your side, you may be able to negotiate
your case appropriately and secure the SSDI approval that you need to
benefit from disability payments. Call the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today to
speak with an
SSDI attorney at our firm about your options!