Appeals Process– The non-disability appeals process is broken in both Social Security and SSI with inexcusable delays that make life difficult for recipients who rely on the programs for their income security. NSCLC is working with SSA and with local advocates to identify problems and recommend solutions.
At a February 2014 Advocate’s Summit in Washington, DC pictured here , NSCLC attorneys heard about the problems with the current system.
Section 504 — NSCLC continues to advocate for appropriate, workable Social Security Administration Section 504 policy to ensure appropriate accomodations for the elderly and those with disabilities.
- ISSUE BRIEF: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeals Requests
January 15, 2014
January 2014 -- An issue brief from the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the Social Security Administration needs a uniform system in place to input and track appeals by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and to ensure that al...
- SSI Non-Disability Appeals: What Isn’t Working
May 28, 2013
(June 12, 2013 Webinar) Over 40 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Goldberg v. Kelly that people who faced suspension or benefit reductions were entitled to an evidentiary hearing with significant due process protections. Sadly, the Supplemental ...
- SSA Ordered to Offer Blind & Visually Impaired Beneficiaries an Alternative to Standard Print Notices
March 19, 2010
A district judge in California has issued a final judgment in a nationwide class action requiring that the Social Security Administration (SSA) offer blind or visually impaired individuals the option of receiving notices and other communications in alt...
- Court Certifies Two Nationwide Classes of Visually Impaired in Social Security 504 Action
September 19, 2008
A federal judge has granted class certification in an action against the Social Security Administration (SSA) which seeks to compel SSA to communicate with blind and visually impaired individuals in accessible formats, such as large print, Braille, aud...
- Commissioner’s Letter on SSA Appeals Changes
January 29, 2008
The Social Security Commissioner has announced that he will delay issuance of final regulations on the provision requiring that all evidence be submitted at least five business days in advance of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing and the compan...
- NSCLC’s Comments on Proposed SSA Appeals Changes
December 28, 2007
Read NSCLC's comments on the proposed rule changes.