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New SSA changes could affect SSDI claimants’ representatives

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is notoriously backlogged with claims, about two-thirds of which are initially denied. A denial often ends up in Social Security’s disability appeal process which can ultimately go before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for resolution.  A whole industry has been spawned for attorneys who specialize in SSDI cases, as well as an entire category of disability protection known as private disability insurance. A recent Supreme Court ruling, followed by an Executive Order which paves the way for hiring more competent lawyers for open ALJ positions, has gotten the attention of those whose businesses are closely linked to SSDI. In this ThinkAdvisor article by Allison Bell, the author reviews the forthcoming SSDI changes and examines how they could affect those who provide disability services to claimants. Click here to read more.

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