Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rep. Sue Myrick Introduces SSDI Pilot Program

On Monday, US Representative Sue Myrick introduced a program to reduce the backlog of SSDI cases in the Charlotte area. Charlotte's office had about 8,700 pending cases last year, and disabled workers must endure some of the longest waits in the nation for their SSDI hearings. The initial pilot will use video teleconferencing to transfer 300 cases to another hearing office in Seattle, where the backlog is smaller. The program is launching in August, and could be expanded pending success

For more information, and quotes from MS Society Staff, follow the link below.

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