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 »
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 »
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 »
I have replaced my Medicare card twice already and going on the third time. They should be made out of a more durable material where the lettering and card do not become worn out. A plastic not as thick as a credit card but strong. And if it had a bar code on it to make it easier for medical professionals to verify benefits.it will save time and money
I work in one of the Disability Processing Branch (DPB) . Some of us worked on fraud cases. I think it would be useful to have DPS grade GS-12, who handle different disability workloads, to provide inputs regarding data analysis and help in the mapping . It would be beneficial to the agency to have a working group with these selected DPS along with managers and other analysts. They can provide insights and useful feedback. ...more »
* location (not just address but lat/long as well)
* hours of operation
* holidays observed in that location
* services offered in that location
* contact information
* average/predicted wait times (see Wait Time idea)
I can see all kinds of uses for this data not only by civic hackers, but by big web companies too!
More testimonials and benefits data collection.
It would be helpful for recipients of benefits to know the origin of their benefit. Specifically, what calculations are used for the benefit and what calculations are used for the deductions (e.g. Medicare). Many responsible recipients of benefits take their future seriously and would like to do long term budget planning, gifts to minors, charities, etc., etc. Without knowing the exact calculations, it is difficult ...more »
By publishing wait times as Open Data, the SSA can immediately increase customer satisfaction with this one innovation similar to what has been done by Connecticut DMV https://www.dmvselfservice.ct.gov/NemoService.aspx. It also allows the SSA to tap the energy of the Civic Tech community to build innovative solutions by commingling this specific Open Data with other datasets (e.g. mixing it with public transport/traffic ...more »
I am trying to locate the specific equation to solve for social security solvency. There is a large amount of data available regarding the different models (high cost, low cost, intermediate cost) as well as many of the main variables (mortality, fertility, immigration), but nothing shows all of the factors coming together (including claim age, tax rate, taxable income, etc). The calculators/estimators for benefits ...more »
The idea I am submitting is not original. This idea and suggestion is one that has been voiced by plenty of others through the years. It is regarding claimant forms/questionnaires that we at DDS send on the majority of initial adult claims. ADLs and work history primarily. These required forms are a great source of delay and cause much additional work than should be done to accomplish this task. The FTC/FTR process ...more »
This has been out there for awhile now, I don't see anyone participating. What is the purpose of this and who is it for?