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ERIC Number: ED261288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-17
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Social Security Disability Reviews: The Human Costs. Joint Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate and the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session (Part 2 - Dallas, Texas).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
This document provides transcripts of witness testimony and prepared statements from the second of three Congressional hearings called to examine at the local level the administration of the social security disability review program. Opening statements by Congressmen Martin J. Frost and J. J. Pickle, and Senator John Heinz are presented. Testimony is given from a panel of four Texas residents whose social security disability benefits were terminated as a result of the Social Security Administration's review. Additional testimony is presented from representatives of the state of Texas governor's office, rehabilitation commission, disability determination department, and department of human services; from the president, National Association of Disability Examiners; and from an attorney who has represented disabled clients during their appeal of the Social Security Administration's decision to terminate their disability benefits. Topics covered include the high percentage of wrongful terminations brought about by the review; the need for uniform standards for states involved in the review process; and the need for legislation to ensure a fair review process. The appendix contains additional material related to the hearing. (MCF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
Identifiers - Location: Texas