Social Security Administration Struggles With Budget Constraints

The National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR) recently completed its annual conference, held in San Antonio, Texas. Social Security Deputy Commissioner Glenn Sklar addressed the conference with some interesting statistics. Although 143 new Administrative Law Judges have been hired in 2011, 97 Administrative Law Judges have left, for a smaller net increase of Social Security Judges. Processing time of appeals has improved by nearly one-half year since 2008. The average processing for a Social Security Appeal was 360 days or one year. Judge Sklar emphasized that the recession has been a critical factor in the increase in appeals, jumping from 60,000 per month in 2009 to nearly 80,000 per month in 2011.

The opening of new Social Security offices, the hiring of new Administrative Law Judges and support staff, has been vital in improving processing time, for the many Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach Social Security applicants. Boca Raton Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. applauds Judge Glenn Sklar for his excellent administrative record.

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