Students who intend to work on or off campus must obtain a Social Security number before they can be listed on their employer’s payroll. Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued the first of two reports looking at Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) who are outliers because of the number of cases they have or have not handled or the number of awards they have handed out… The request was made in the wake of a Wall Street Journal article exposing the practices of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in a West Virginia hearing office who granted awards in 1,280 of the 1,284 disability cases he decided.
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.
Over seven million low-income Americans depend on the agency’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to stay afloat in a cost-inflating world, and nearly 7.2 million disabled Americans receive benefit payments through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Motion Pictures (19 reels): Public information films describing procedures for obtaining benefits, 1936-40 (12 reels), including Social Security Explained, 1936; Social Security Benefits, 1940; Your Job Insurance, 1937; The Workers’ Old Age and Survivors Insurance, 1936; Security for the People, 1939; and Old-Age and Family Security, 1936.
First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.