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Social Security Hearing Backlog Reaches All Time High – August 2007

Published on August 27th, 2007

As of July, 2007, the national backlog of pending Social Security disability cases reached an all time high of nearly 750,000 cases. The average processing time is now up to 528 days. On July 30, 2007, USA Today featured a front page story on the issue with an additional story about the impact on individual […]

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Chicago Area Social Security Pending Cases – March 2007

Published on March 12th, 2007

Do you ever wonder why it seems to take forever for a Social Security case to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge? There are four local Illinois Social Security hearing offices in the Chicago region. Each Chicago area office has about 8-10 assigned Judges to handle the caseload. As of September 30, 2006, each […]

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February 2007 Social Security Update

Published on February 21st, 2007

The Social Security Administration has issued cost of living increases of 3.3% for persons receiving Social Security disability benefits. The maximum amount of SSI is now $623.00 per month. The substantial gainful activity monthly amount is now $900.00 per month for non blind disabled persons. The trial work period earnings threshold is now $640.00 per […]

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Social Security Update – June 2006

Published on May 12th, 2006

On May 11, 2006, the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee held a hearing to examine service delivery challenges facing the Social Security Administration. The Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) provided a written statement to discuss the traditional and non-traditional services provided by the SSA. She noted that electronic filing and a […]

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