Social Security:

SSA's Processing of Continuing Disability Reviews

T-HRD-93-9: Published: Mar 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1993.

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GAO discussed the status of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) continuing disability reviews (CDR) program. GAO noted that: (1) applications for disability benefits and SSA processing times for claims reached all-time highs in 1992; (2) SSA has moved resources away from performing CDR in order to keep up with the increase in initial disability claims; (3) during the past 6 fiscal years, SSA performed half of CDR required by law; (4) SSA data suggested that 30,000 ineligible persons remain on the disability rolls; and (5) SSA was able to better identify beneficiaries who should be given full medical CDR by combining responses from a questionnaire with certain statistical indicators.

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