Comments submitted by Bet Tzedek students Tyler Dixon '21 and Tiffany Cheung '21 to the Social Security Administration arguing against proposed revisions to the agencies continuing disability review procedures.
We have two main concerns with the proposed regulation. First, against the backdrop of an already overburdened agency with massive hearing backlogs and long wait times for benefits, the proposed changes will divert scarce resources toward more and more frequent continuing disability reviews (CDRs). Second, older adults nearing retirement age will face increased challenges due to more frequent, unnecessary reviews when it is highly unlikely that that they can return to work.
Dixon, Tyler and Cheung, Tiffany, "Letter to Commissioner Andrew Saul Re: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews, 84 Fed. Reg. 63588 (November 18, 2019)" (2020). Writings from the Bet Tzedek Clinic. 2.