Saturday, January 05, 2008

Opposition to Proposed SSA Rules

The Social Security Administration is working on some new rules. Unfortunately its proposed rules are not being met with friendly comments. The concern is that the rules will make the hearing process even more technical and adversarial. I suspect that is the case. Over the years in my two areas of practice (Colorado Workers Comp and Social Security disability) my view is that claimants are having a tougher time. Laws and rules that are overly technical or costly to deal with simply work to the advantage of denials and reduced benefits. In the link below it is the House Ways and Means Committee (yes...our political leaders) who perhaps are waking up to this effort to reduce benefits and rights all in the name of efficiency. They put out a fact sheet showing displeasure with the proposed new rules:

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