From the article, “The Trump administration has been quietly working on a proposal to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to help identify people who claim Social Security disability benefits without actually being disabled.
A study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, where data was collected via survey for over 26,000 children, found that children with developmental disabilities face twice the odds of being deemed chronically absent.
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.
I want to comment about misperceptions related to individuals applying for and/or receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Some people believe that if you cannot work due to medical problems you can just go on Social Security Disability.
As a Supplemental Security Income attorney who serves Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek, and surrounding areas, I can honestly say that I have more experience than any attorney you will find with the hearing offices that serve those areas.
Grid Cases typically relate to people 50 and older, who can’t perform their relevant past work. This can lead to Social Security Disability (SSD) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits being awarded.