Though this may never become law, a bill just passed through the US House of Representatives that would give Social Security more money to deal
with the delay in giving Social Security disability applicants hearings. The bill includes three hundred million more dollars for Social Security. Of that, fifty million would go to try to get Social Security disability hearings scheduled sooner.
Onto The Senate
The bill moves onto the US Senate. The Republicans who control that chamber have never shown any interest in helping the disabled. Nor are they inclined to increase the budgets of any government agency that is not involved in making war. Thus,
this bill is probably headed for the scrap heap. Still, it's nice to know that at least one body of Congress is trying to help Social Security disability applicants.