Congressional report: Social Security backlog may add to agency financial woes

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Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program’s financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of insolvency, congressional investigators say in a new report. In more than a quarter of the 300 cases reviewed by congressional staff, decisions to award benefits “failed to properly address insufficient, contradictory or incomplete evidence.” Loading… Comments Weigh In Corrections? Recommend Personal Post In many cases, officials approved disability benefits without citing adequate medical evidence or without explaining the medical basis for the…

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