Social Security:

Observations on Demonstration Interviews With Disability Claimants

HRD-88-22BR: Published: Dec 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented and evaluated its disability determination projects.

GAO found that: (1) delays in obtaining management approval for program regulations and procedures and in contracting for the projects' evaluation slowed implementation; (2) SSA plans to evaluate the demonstration projects within states, taking into account states' differing operations; and (3) because of the variations between states, the SSA data will not be statistically representative of the nation. GAO noted that a 1985 state reconsideration project showed that face-to-face interviews did not reduce appeal or reversal rates at the administrative-law-judge level. GAO believes that SSA proposals were generally responsive to its earlier recommendations for ensuring careful and consistent implementation of the projects.

Jul 8, 2016

Mar 14, 2016

Mar 10, 2016

Feb 23, 2016

Nov 9, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

Jun 15, 2015

Jun 3, 2015

May 21, 2015

Apr 30, 2015

Looking for more? Browse all our products here