Social Security judges easily approved benefits

Four administrative law judges in charge of approving Social Security claims are scheduled to testify on June 10 before the House Oversight Committee over allegations that they rubber-stamped disability benefit claims, effectively approving millions of dollars in benefits for claims that were not properly evaluated, the Indiana Gazette reported.

According to the report, the high approval rates are indicative of the judges’ failure to follow proper protocol when it comes to reviewing claims or conducting insightful and unbiased hearings.

Those who will be evaluated are Judge Gerald Krafsur of Kingsport, Tennessee, whose cases lead to almost $1.8 million in benefits; Judge Harry Taylor of Charleston, West Virginia, who approved 94% of the cases he decided; Judge Charles Bridges of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Judge James Burke of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Our attorneys at the Hankey Law Office are dedicated to helping our clients in Indianapolis obtain Social Security disability benefits. If you need legal representation or assistance filing for benefits, call our offices today at (800) 520-3633.