SSDI Hearing Discusses Determination Appeals Process

SSDI Hearing Discusses Determination Appeals Process

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.

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