Lax rulings in SSDI cases could be contributing to its insolvency

A new report published by the Republican staff of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations suggests that several lax decisions in Social Security disability claims has contributed to the rising number of SSDI beneficiaries.

They believe judges are so overwhelmed by the increasing number of disability claims that they are approving some cases without adequately reviewing the application’s documents. More than a fourth of 300 claims the subcommittee reviewed showed that the judges failed to accurately address the evidence.

The Social Security Administration has addressed these concerns and says it has implemented stricter hiring standards for judges. It also says it has and will hold judges accountable for lax behavior.

If you or someone you love has questions about Social Security disability benefits, contact the disability benefits attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. by calling (317) 634-8565.