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U.S. Senate Appropriations Bill Increases SSA Funding, But …

The U.S. Senate has released a draft of its FY23 appropriations package with subcommittee breakdowns, and it includes some important gains for the Social Security Administration. NOSSCR was pleased to see increased funding for the Limitation on Administrative Expenses. However, the proposed funding levels are lower than those in the U.S. House of Representatives’ funding…

U.S. Senators Urge the Social Security Administration to Improve Access to SSI Benefits for Children with Disabilities

Three U.S. Senators have written a letter to Kilolo Kiijakazi, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, urging the department to improve its outreach to parents of children with disabilities who might be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 11 million children across the nation live in…

New GAO Study Sheds Light on Reasons For Delays in Some Disability Cases

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week related to what they called “unnecessary processing delays” for some claimants’ Social Security disability cases. The lack of consistency in expediting cases has been a source of frustration for many NOSSCR members and their clients. This new report sheds light on some of the…

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Passes Funding Bill with NOSSCR-Supported Provisions

The Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives passed its FY23 ‘Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Funding Bill’ last week. This is the bill that contains funding for the work of the Social Security Administration (SSA). NOSSCR was pleased to see that the SSA received an increase in funding for…

Editorial in a Prominent Capitol Hill Newspaper Calls for Increase In SSI Income Limits

A recent editorial in The Hill newspaper made a strong argument as to why Congress should consider legislation that updates the asset limits for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Hill is a prominent, nonpartisan Capitol Hill media outlet that is read by staff in nearly all congressional offices. The editorial’s authors, Kathleen Romig from the…

Acting Commissioner Credits NOSSCR for First Fee Cap Raise in 13 Years

Through four Social Security commissioners over more than thirteen years, NOSSCR has worked diligently to raise the fee cap – and today we reached our goal! We are thrilled to deliver this victory to all the Social Security disability representatives who deserve it and for whom it is long overdue. When Acting Commissioner Dr. Kilolo…

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