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Social Security Imposes Hiring Freeze

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Dec 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

I guess this is the sort of thing you can do when you are all caught up. Despite the fact that Social Security is hopelessly behind in adjudicating disability claims, its new commissioner, Andrew Saul, has ordered the agency to stop hiring workers. Social Security cannot even replace those employees who quit or retired.

You will be heartened to learn that Andrew Saul comes to Social Security with precisely zero background in this sort of work. He used to help run the

Another Great Find. . .

subway in New York. If he can make the trains run on time, what's a little impersonating a police officer incident to worry about?

Nothing To Fear . . .

Ah, but fear not. This hiring freeze will not apply to such things as their 1-800 helpline (I am not providing the full number because you should never call it.) If Social Security wanted to reduce their overhead and improve customer service, the first thing they would do is get rid of this operation. I just had a call from a client who reached out to the 1-800 number for an update. Big surprise: they lied to her and said the judge in her case had made his decision. In fact, the judge had only scheduled the case for another hearing. Way to go.

DoubleSpeak Spoken Here

The new spokesman for the new Commissioner actually said out loud that the Social Security "...Commissioner has stated that his

Me Again?

highest priority and commitment would be to improve service to the public. . .”  To achieve this goal, he is cutting back on the number of Social Security employees. They also announced that War Is Peace and that we have always been at war with Oceania. 

And Wait And Wait And Wait . . .

Is it any wonder that people hate government agencies that play games like this while people die waiting for the services they are entitled to? After all, one death is a tragedy while a million is a statistic.

Quick quiz:  Did you spot the references to:

1.     Mussolini

2.     FDR

3.    George Orwell?

4.    The movie Casablanca?

5.    Josef Stalin?

If you did, let me know.

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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