Focus Of The Hearing
The hearing will examine policies that have expanded the role of subjective evaluations in determining whether applicants qualify for benefits and how these policies may result in unexplained variations in decision-making, weakening public confidence in the consistency and fairness of this national program.
Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr.
Inspector General, Social Security Administration, accompanied by Heather Hermann, National Coordinator, Cooperative Disability Investigations Program, Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration
Arthur R. Spencer
Associate Commissioner, Office of Disability Programs, Social Security Administration
Director, Office of Disability Determination Services, Vermont Agency of Human Services, on behalf of the National Council of Disability Determination Directors
(Truth in Testimony)