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Appealing a Social Security disability denial could take years

There are now nearly a million Social Security disability appeal cases awaiting action and, although the case backlog has recently been declining, the average wait time for a hearing is about 600 days. That’s a painfully long time if you’re trying to make ends meet without steady income because you’re no longer able to work. In this Washington Post article by Joe Davidson, the author expounds upon the problems induced by Congressional budget constraints and the resulting higher workload for the Administrative Law Judges that adjudicate these disability appeals. Click here to read more.

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