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A Glimmer Of Hope?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Apr 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is no secret that Social Security is hopelessly behind in processing Social Security disability claims. There are more than one million people waiting to have Social Security decide their claims.  The line is so long that people are literally dying before getting a decision.

A Break In The Clouds?

Go Get A Hundred Million More. . .

But, there could be a tiny reason for optimism. The recently enacted Congressional budget deal includes new money to address the Social Security disability backlog. Some reports indicate that Congress has allocated an additional 100 million dollars to try to expedite the cases that are currently stuck in limbo.

Seems Like Real Money . . .

While 100 million dollars is a lot of money, the devil is in the details.  Social Security would have to use this money wisely in order for Social Security disability applicants to benefit by it. Social Security's track record of doing things wisely is not very good.  We know, for example, that Social Security hired many new Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) in order to speed the process. Nothing wrong there, except that they did not hire any support staff for these new ALJ's.  This has resulted in delays in getting decisions from ALJ's.  All Social Security did was move the bulge farther down the snake.

We Shall See

It is better to have the additional money than not. That said, we shall see if it really makes any difference.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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