G&G Weekly Update

Social Security Process Getting Longer in 10 States

In ten states, Social Security eliminated the
“reconsideration” step many years ago. This made it faster for a claimant to
get a Social Security hearing. Starting January 1, 2019, this step was restored
in New Hampshire, New York, Louisiana, Colorado and California (Los Angeles
West & North). The other five states, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Michigan,
Missouri, and Alaska, will have reconsideration reinstated by March 2020. This
means that the “prototype” program, which resulted in faster hearings for
countless claimants, will be over and it will take even longer to get hearings.

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