Hearing on Social Security’s Disability Claim Backlog

Drew Ferguson (R- GA03), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security, kicked off today’s hearing on the Social Security Administration’s inability to keep up with its backlog of disability claims, now averaging 220 days for resolution. In his opening remarks, Rep. Ferguson framed the problem with this statement, “From spending more than $100 million to fund outreach efforts aimed at increasing initial disability claims despite initial disability claims steadily declining on their own since 2010, to sitting on solutions that the agency has invested years and hundreds of millions of dollars in, the SSA has caught claimants in a crisis of its own making.”

Read the full text of Rep. Ferguson’s opening remarks here.

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