Social Security Administration to cut 5,000 jobs

Due to significant budget cuts, the Social Security Administration will have to cut 5,000 jobs nationwide over the next two years. The reduction of workers will increase the need for people seeking Social Security Disability Insurance to consider hiring a lawyer to file their claim.

Last fiscal year, the agency lost 4,000 employees. This year an additional 3,000 jobs are expected to be cut and 2,000 in 2013. The federal agency is currently having to operate with $400 million less than it had two years ago.

Claimants are expected to be affected by the job cuts because the Social Security Administration will not have time to help people clear up errors on their applications, leading to a claim denial.

Having an expert, such as a lawyer, file your disability claim is the easiest way to make sure your application is approved. It only takes one missing document or error for the administration to deny your claim. Contact the Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565 if you would like help filing your claim.