Sunday, May 20, 2007

Social Security to Hire More ALJs

The Social Security Administration is in the process of hiring many new Administrative Law Judges. This is a very important development because the backlogs at SSA for SSDI and SSI claims is a huge problem. I have noticed recently many ALJs retiring and they were not being replaced. With the number of claims increasing the backlog of cases was sure to get much worse. It looks like SSA realized this and is taking positive steps to make up for the lost judges and increased case load. I don't know were these new ALJs will be assigned yet but I will update this post when I get the information.