Monday, June 30, 2008

Decline in Social Security personnel

When people wonder why there are delays in handling Social Security claims they have to realize that the agency is handling more claims with less people. Technology may help with efficiency but that is not enough. Service requires people helping people and over the last ten years there has been an actual reduction in personnel despite increasing claims. Here is a link to a story on this which sets forth the actual numbers per year decline in agency personnel. It does make you wonder if getting old or disabled is not a good idea. Click here.

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