Kansas is the worst state in the nation for getting Social Security disability claims, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. Kansas has nearly 15,000 waiting for a decision about their disability claims, according to the American Association of People With Disabilities and Allsup Inc. In Wichita, the wait is nearly 17 months.
The Social Security Administration wants to try a pilot program in Kansas City that would close the Social Security offices to customers on Wednesdays so that staff could work on existing cases. But the idea doesn’t fly with Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka: â€œWe are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to backlogs, and now you are going to tell the good people of Kansas that you are going to close offices one day a week.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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