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Social Security disability claims progress threatened by state furloughs

After decades of neglect and what one official describes as "severe underfunding", Social Security Administration officials are finally seeing progress in reducing a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits. This, after recent infusions of staff, technology, and money. However, that progress is now threatened by another, more pressing problem: the furloughs of state disability claims reviewers, whose salary is partially paid for by federal funds.

Tags: management , pay & benefits , Social Security Administration , Michael Astrue , Patrick O'Carroll , Bob Filner , California , Vice President Biden , Max Cacas

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