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Congressional Hearings on Backlog of Social Security Disability Cases

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security will hold a hearing Tuesday morning to look at what is — and isn't being done — to reduce the incredibly backlog of Social Security disability cases. Testifying before the committee will be Judge Ronald Bernoski, an administrative law judge and president of the AALJ. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in B-318 Rayburn House Office Building

Currently the nation's Social Security disability insurance program is struggling under a severe case backlog. In some parts of the country, claimants can wait more than two years for a hearing. According to the Government Accountability Office, the backlog results primarily from increased applications, staffing shortages and management weaknesses.
The Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ) represents the 1,200 federal administrative law judges employed by the Social Security Administration.