Notice & Comment

Adjudication: AP Reports Growing Number of Threats to Social Security Administration ALJs, by Jonathan Rusch

On November 14, the Associated Press reported that Social Security Administration (SSA) administrative law judges and staff “are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated at lengthy delays in processing claims.” According to the article, SSA data show “[t]here were at least 80 threats to kill or harm administrative law judges or staff over the past year — an 18 percent increase over the previous reporting period.”

This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.

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