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New SSA Data on Disability Determinations and Reviews

SSA has new data to share: • Periodic Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) Processed (https://www.ssa.gov/open/data/Periodic-Continuing-Disability-Reviews.html#dataCollectionDescription) – One aspect of our efforts to effectively detect, deter, and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse in our programs, is to work with state Disability Determination Services (DDS) to conduct regular Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs). This ...more »

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New SSA Report: Surveys for Race Data on OASDI and SSI Programs

SSA recently releases a report that provides good information on Surveys for Race Data on OASDI and SSI Programs: A Comparison of Four Major Surveys. You can review it at: https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2016-01.html.

 

Researchers may access the four surveys discussed in the report directly via their public-use micro datasets available on their respective websites.

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Updated DDS Data Just Released

Social Security has updated an existing data set:

 

• “Data on Disability Determination Services Accuracy” has been updated to include data from FY 2015 (https://ssa.gov/open/data/disability-determination-services-accuracy.html)

 

If you have feedback on our data, or have ideas about what kind of data would be useful to you, please continue to share your feedback through this forum.

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More SSA Data Available

Social Security has more open data to share: NEW DATA • “Field Office Telephone Service Monthly National Answer Rate and Busy Rate”. (https://www.ssa.gov/open/data/FO-Answer-Busy-Rate.html) This data was requested by a community member through this Open Data Customer Feedback Process • “Data On Title XVI Blind/Disabled Average Processing Time (In Days) (Excludes Technical Denials)” (https://www.ssa.gov/open/data/Disability-Processing-Time-Title-XVI.html) ...more »

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CSV Data Files Now Available

In November 2015, we posted a CSV version of our Enterprise Inventory to improve its accessibility to human readers. You can find it at: www.ssa.gov/data/data.csv. We made this change in response to a comment through this forum. We welcome your ideas on data you’d like us to release, or ways to make our data more accessible.

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New Data Releases at SSA

A Community Member recently made a request for data he wanted our agency to release, and several of his requested data sets became available to the public. You can find those data sets, as well as other newly released data, at the links below: • Social Security Administration 800 Number Network Average Speed to Answer: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/open/data/800-number-average-speed-to-answer.html • Social Security ...more »

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I regularly use the ERE in the course of representing claimants in ALJ level claims. As a representative utilizing this system, I believe it would beneficial to have claimant's electronic files available at all levels of the claim. This would eliminate much phone and other traffic through the field offices, lessening their burden. At the very least, an ERE Bar Code should be sent to claimants at the commencement of ...more »

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What I'd Like To See

Here are some data sets that I'd like to see released: 1) Productivity, backlog and allowance rates for each state DDS 2) Percent of claimants with attorney or other representation 3) EAJA fees paid 4) Appeals Council productivity and backlog 5) Percent of claimants who are rejecting video hearings 6) Number of attorney-advisor decisions issued 7) Number of on the record reversals issued by ALJs 8) Processing time data ...more »

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Service Rep

As a Service Rep. we always try to deliver Quality Service in a Timely manor to each person. There is one process that can hold many people up during the day. Rep/Payee applications. I have seen the process go from 15 min. to 45 for one app. and well over an hour for 2 R/P apps. If somehow we could set up the request and application online, then we set up a time for the appl.to come in at a certain time and day for SSA ...more »

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