Backlogged Social Security System Creates Dangers

These are desperate times. Persons with disabilities who might otherwise find employment during good economic times, are without a chance during the Great Recession. That is why so many individuals with disabilities, are choosing to file for Social Security Disability, being unable to find work within their restrictions, in the national economy.

The large number of cases has overwhelmed the Social Security Administration and the Administrative Law Judges who must handle the cases. Waiting times in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, can be as long as two years. Unfortunately, violence and threats of violence have increased along the way. Between March and August of 2009, there were considerable threats of violence to individual Administrative Law Judges and staff. The statistics are available from the Association of Administrative Law Judges.

Social Security attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., of Boca Raton, condemns the threats of violence and is concerned about the consequences to the honorable employees and judges of the Social Security Administration. “A streamlined application and adjudication process will reduce the tension and remedy much of the crisis” according to Randy Zeldin, Esq., who represents Social Security applicants in Ft. Lauderdale; Boca Raton and West Palm Beach