The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently contains over 94 million records. Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Accounting System and Supplemental Security Income record maintenance systems are run on four powerful IBM main frames, plans to take steps in modifying its applications to enabling DB2 access – even though the question of software obsolescence will not go away.
By way of background, when a request for a hearing is received at a local Social Security office, it is automatically propagated to our computer system by a case intake employee in ODAR who adds ODAR-specific coding such as ALJ assignment, site of the hearing and the representative involved.
You are also able to restart an incomplete application and check the status of a claim at the agency siteYou are not allowed to use the internet application if you are applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, however you can begin the process of applying for SSI disability for an adult of child by completing an online disability report.
However, the cuts that Congress has made in Social Security’s budgets, while serious, cannot realistically be said to account for backlogs approaching two years in giving claimants hearings on Social Security disability claims or to account for the agency’s inability to answer its telephones in a timely fashion.
The 266-page congressional investigative report, Congressional testimony and media reports allege Daugherty worked with Kentucky disability attorney Eric C. Conn to abuse the Social Security Administration by awarding unearned disability benefits to so many clients that Conn became the third-highest-earning disability attorney in the United States at one point.