The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) 2 is an unbiased agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Safety , a social insurance program consisting of retirement , incapacity, and survivors’ benefits. At a listening to before the House Methods and Means Subcommittee on Social Security yesterday, Congressman Filner (D-CA) testified that the California DDS is denying the claims of disability applicants who fail to return a 25-page report inside 20 days – a observe which has been adopted because the establishment of furloughs.
SSA’s protection beneath the Social Safety Acts originally prolonged to nearly all workers within the continental U.S. and the territories of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands below the age of 65. All workers in interstate commerce and business were required to enter the program, besides railroad, state and native government workers.
AFGE also recently applauded the order of a federal decide in the Northern District of California to permit blind people an accommodation within the form of communications from the Social Security Administration, one thing which the SSA management has repeatedly fought towards and claimed that it will be too burdensome to accommodate.
SSA selections are issued by Administrative Legislation Judges and Senior Attorney Adjudicators (supported by about 6,000 workers workers) at places all through the United States of the U.S. Workplace of Incapacity Adjudication and Overview (ODAR), who hear and decide challenges to SSA selections.
This latter bureau, which administered SSA duty, beneath Title I of the Social Safety Amendments of 1965, for Medicare and Medicaid packages, transferred to Health Care Financing Administration by HEW reorganization, March 8, 1977.