Thursday, January 17, 2008

New budget for SSA sighned into law.

On December 26, 2007 the SSA budget was signed by the president. The Social Security Administrations new budget for 2008 will be $9,746,953,000. This amount is actually more than the President asked for. In my opinion, the amount if used properly should help deal with the growing case load and hopefully decrease the increasing wait times at the hearing level. It will now be up to Commissioner Michael Astrue to make sure the money is spent in a way that will help decrease waiting times and get better decisions. I have posted earlier on some of the Commissioner's plans to decrease these wait times and improve the SSA process. As I have stated before I like many of the new changes coming to SSA and hopefully this new budget will allow for at least the most helpful changes to be implemented. The source of the information is from the NOSSCR Forum.