Thursday, February 2, 2017

Federal Hiring Freeze Likely to Worsen SSDI Backlogs

QUICK UPDATE: 
President Trump's newly announced hiring freeze ",,,, applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of the sources of their operational and programmatic funding …" including the self-funded Social Security system. It may limit and/or delay a number of services and benefits for people with disabilities and worsen Social Security disability claims backlogs that are already experiencing severe levels of delay, as recently reported by Bloomberg: "Trump’s Hiring Freeze May Worsen 526-Day Disability Case Backlog". 

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