New Executive Order for Social Security Judges
This summer, President Trump put forth an executive order that says administrative law judges — who primarily work for the Social Security Administration — will no longer be hired through a competitive civil service process. This process is an essential part of ensuring impartiality and that judges are not appointed based on their political affiliations. The criteria to be a social security judge would be limited to only needing to “possess a professional license to practice law and be authorized to practice law,” said J. Jeremiah Mahoney, past president of the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference. This could lead to judges with no experience in Social Security law being appointed and denying benefits when they’re deserved.
It’s never been more important to ensure your case is handled by an experienced and proven Social Security lawyer in Kalamazoo.
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