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SSDI backlog a major problem, but so is Social Security solvency

Exceeding long delays in the Social Security Disability appeals process is causing a serious problem for many disabled who are looking to the SSDI program for help.  Since only about a third of applications are initially approved, appealing those denials has become a an administrative process that can take years to navigate, which could mean an applicant would be living in poverty, or even die before getting needed benefits.  But fixing the appeals process isn’t quite so simple when you consider Social Security’s looming solvency issues.  This Marketplace article by several contributors provides the insights of a former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration about the SSDI appeal delay and also about Social Security’s future.  Click here to read more.

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