House Holds Hearing on Social Security Disability Decisions

On March 20th the House Committee on Ways and Means, Social Security Subcommittee held a hearing on “Challenges of Achieving Fair and Consistent Disability Decisions.” Witnesses were Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., Inspector General, Social Security Administration (SSA), accompanied by Heather Hermann, National Coordinator, Cooperative Disability Investigations Program, Office of the Inspector General, SSA; Arthur R. Spencer, Associate Commissioner, Office of Disability Programs, SSA; Kathy Ruffing, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Trudy Lyon-Hart, Director, Office of Disability Determination Services, Vermont Agency of Human Services, on behalf of the National Council of Disability Determination Directors; David Hatfield, Administrative Law Judge (Retired), Wexford, Pennsylvania. Visit the Committee web site to review testimony and archived video of the hearing.

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