SSA Update: Language Barrier Affects Social Security Income

The Social Security Administration has rescinded the rule that found an inability to communicate in English to be a vocational factor that should be considered in determining a person’s entitlement to Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.  In making this change, the Social Security Administration states that an inability to communicate in English […]

Social Security disability benefits backlog is lengthy

Thousands of people nationwide seeking disability assistance are waiting months, or even years, for Social Security to hear their cases. The numbers for the Salt Lake City Office of Disability Adjudication and Review as of late September 2016 indicate an 18 month wait time from the date that a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge […]