Posts Tagged social security judge

SSA to judges: No more Internet when deciding disability cases

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Social Security judges have been in the news a lot lately. Last week, we told you about how a judge was recently placed on leave. Now comes word that there some changes afoot regarding what judges are allowed to look at as evidence.

Some Social Security disability claims judges say that they use the Internet as a tool to reveal fraud by claimants. But the Social Security Administration is putting the kibosh on judges using the Internet for that purpose.

The reasoning, according to the SSA: Searching on […]

Continue reading SSA to judges: No more Internet when deciding disability cases...

Tags: , , ,

Second disability judge in a year placed on leave

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

There are about 1,500 Social Security disability law judges in the country who consider appeals and decide which applicants should be granted benefits. Now, the second one in the span of a year has been placed on leave. Both judges have something in common: They have very high approval rates.

The first judge to go on leave had an approval rate of 100 percent. Of the first 729 cases examined in the first half of fiscal 2011, none of them were denied benefits. That judge ultimately retired later that […]

Continue reading Second disability judge in a year placed on leave...

Tags: , ,