On May 15, the Strengthen Social Security Coalition released the “Transition Report for the New Commissioner of Social Security.” It recognizes the importance of how core administrative functions impact the lives of 57 million Social Security and eight million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.
Specifically, the report highlights issues needing improvement such as language access by applicants and recipients, funding, customer service, public understanding and research. The report also urges attention to serious delays in disability determinations and the appeals process.
NSCLC Executive Director Paul Nathanson joined U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Keith Ellison (D-MN), David Cicilline (D-RI) as well as other Strengthen Social Security Coalition leaders who spoke to fixes needed and called for more funding for administrative functions.
Watch a video of the event online.