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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Time It Takes The Government To Process A Social Security Disability Claim: 491 Days

But don’t worry, these idiots can totally make your health care more efficient. We just need to give them the opportunity. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., is demanding answers from the Social Security Administration about how they have used more than $2.5 billion in increased funding since 2006. The funding was aimed at reducing processing times for Social Security disability cases but has barely made a dent in the problem of long delays. The senator said the average processing time nationally for Social Security disability claims is now 491 days. “This is unfair to the very people who have become disabled, paid for disability insurance, and now spend a year and a half waiting for the federal government to give them an answer. I think it`s an outrage and we have to fix it,” said Dorgan. Just wait until you’re stuck waiting 491 days to get your knee surgery approved.