Testimony before the Social Security Subcommittee regarding the two major problems with the social security disability decision making process. First, the SSA disability program has become increasingly and unsustainably generous. Second, there is a large disparity in the rates at which benefits are granted by the Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) who have the final say in the SSA decision making process in the vast majority of cases.
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GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-73, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-73
Testimony of Richard J. Pierce, Jr. Before the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee June 27, 2012 (statement of Richard J. Pierce, Jr.).