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HEARING: Chairman Johnson Announces the Fourth in a Hearing Series on Securing the Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

June 27, 2012 — Hearing   

Focus of the Hearing:
The hearing will focus on the Social Security appeals process including its history, legal requirements, and the degree to which the current process provides fair, accurate, and consistent outcomes while balancing the needs of claimants and taxpayers.

Witness List:

Panel 1:

The Honorable Michael J. Astrue
Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Panel 2:

Ethel Zelenske
Director of Government Affairs, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force
(Truth in Testimony)

The Honorable D. Randall Frye
President, Association of Administrative Law Judges
(Truth in Testimony)

Jeffrey Lubbers
Professor, American University Washington College of Law
(Truth in Testimony)

Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
Professor, The George Washington University Law School
(Truth in Testimony)

Chairman Johnson’s Opening Statement


SUBCOMMITTEE: Social Security