Social Security and the United States District Court: Growing Pains
The Reagan administration ended disability benefits in more than 106,000 cases from October, 1981 to April, 1982. In 1982 alone, the government reviewed 565,000 cases. The real result of the Reagan administration reform of DI was that disability rolls were harder to get on in 1981 than ever before, and because workers were increasingly being denied disability benefits, the number of appeals to the United States District Courts has increased. It is this increase in Social Security appeals to federal court that is the basis of my ensuing discussion. I would specifically like to discuss not only the procedure of appealing the Social Security decision, but also the subsequent burden I have found facing federal courts as the number of appeals increases, based on my research for Federal Judge Richard Enslen.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.