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A new law will bring added oversight to Social Security's representative payee program. (From Disability Scoop)

Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections For Social Security, SSI Recipients

by Shaun Heasley | April 17, 2018

Individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.

The president signed the measure known as the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, or H.R. 4547, late last week after it was unanimously approved by Congress.

SSA's Data on Hearing Delays at Office of Hearings Operations (formerly ODAR) Locations

The Soc. Sec. Admin. releases data the average time (in months) from the date of the hearing request until a hearing was held for cases closed in the Office of Hearings Operations' hearing offices or national hearing centers.

Baltimore City   17 months

Natiional Hearing Cntr, Balt.  17.5 months

Dover, DE  17 months

Morgantown, WV  21 months

Washington 20 months

https://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/01_NetStat_Report.html

Disabled Foster Children Can Now File for Adult SSI 180 Days Before Foster Care Eligibility Ends

Expanded SSI Application Window for Foster Kids

The transition to adulthood is one of the most important parts of life’s journey. For foster children living with a disability, it can be even more challenging. Social Security is conducting a pilot study that will let these young people apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits sooner.

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