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GAO Report: More Effort Needed to Assess Consistency of Social Security Disability Decisions
U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO]Link to more items from this source
July 2, 2004
58 pages. "Each year, about 2.5 million people file claims with the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disability benefits. If the claim is denied at the initial level, the claimant may appeal to the hearings level. The hearings level has allowed more than half of all appealed claims, an allowance rate that has raised concerns about the consistency of decisions made at the two levels." [GAO-04-656, Jul. 2, 2004]

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