Monday, November 15, 2010

Adjudication: AP Reports Growing Number of Threats to Social Security Administration ALJs

On November 14, the Associated Press reported that Social Security Administration (SSA) administrative law judges and staff "are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated at lengthy delays in processing claims." According to the article, SSA data show "[t]here were at least 80 threats to kill or harm administrative law judges or staff over the past year — an 18 percent increase over the previous reporting period."

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