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Social Security Disability Program to Add Judges, but Hearing Backlog Unlikely to Improve in Near Future, Allsup Reports

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The growing hearing backlog in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program should see some needed relief with the Social Security Administration’s plans to hire approximately 250 administrative law judges (ALJs) this year, according to Allsup, which has helped more than 250,000 deserving claimants receive SSDI benefits based on their work history. However, the hearing backlog, which now numbers more than 1 million claims, is not likely to improve until fiscal year (FY) 2017, according to the SSA. Read more…


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