Social Security Remand Project Seeks to Reduce Backlog

Social Security Administration Commissioner Astrue has made reduction of the Social Security Disability backlog one of his top priorities, as his six-year term end on January 2012. His plan is that the average hearing level processing time will be 270 days by September 30, 2012. As part of his initiative, ODAR has announced new “Electronic Federal Informal Remand Special Project 2012.”

While similar to previous informal remand projects, this one is bigger in scope, involving hundreds of federal disability examiners around the country. Deputy Commissioner Sklar noted that there has been more work coming into ODAR office “than we’d like.” The goal is to complete the Remand Project review within 45 days of the case transfer.

Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Randy Zeldin represents Social Security Disability Applicants from Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, Florida.