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Public employees are among those feeling the strain of overpayments

Overpayments from SSA – and the hardship that clawbacks inflict on vulnerable people – continue to garner public attention. Pittsburgh-based WPXI has been covering the problem of overpayments, and recently highlighted the effects on current and retired public employees: We talked to Ron Bonasso, a retired postal worker who says at age 71, his Social…

Senate HELP Long COVID hearing

NOSSCR recognizes the unique challenges that those suffering from Long COVID face when navigating the Social Security disability process. Social Security has always been slow to recognize the severity of “invisible illnesses,” and Long COVID is no exception. Long COVID sufferers struggle to prove that their symptoms are disabling because many evade objective measurement, and…

AARP calls attention to extended SSA wait times

Excessive hold-times and administrative delays consistently rank at the top of the list among our members when it comes to annoyances in working with the SSA. But we also know it is far more than an annoyance. The SSA’s inability to address the very real problem of these delays has a tangible impact on our…

Fact check: Presidential candidates on Social Security

As the 2024 Presidential Election draws nearer, candidates have had a lot to say about Social Security. This piece in the New York Times fact checks statements made by President Joe Biden, former President Donald J. Trump, Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida on their plans for…

Point of view: One way for SSA to secure promised benefits

As our members know all too well, Social Security is a vital social safety net, the importance of which cannot be overstated. Yet solvency of the Social Security trust fund remains a looming issue. At NOSSCR, we encourage a bipartisan exchange of ideas to find the right solutions to protect and enhance Social Security.   In…

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives Appoints David Camp as Permanent CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2024 — The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) today announced that David Camp has been hired as Chief Executive Officer. Camp has been serving as the organization’s interim CEO for the past five months. He brings decades of experience to the role, including more than 25 years as…

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