Your Opinion: Disability backlog and what to do

Editor:

As an attorney who helps Sussex County residents with Social Security Disability and SSI claims, I am responding to the story of the million individuals waiting for their hearings.

Please know that the employees of the SSA hearing offices, the local SSA offices, and the state agencies are doing their best with limited resources. Administrative law judges are working harder than ever with reduced staffs.

Here's what you can do. Write or call Congress and ask them not to make the even more drastic cuts proposed. Ask Congress to increase the hours that the local SSA offices are open to the public.

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