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Social Security Administration Case Study Critique 1 Social Security Administration Case Study Critique Cierra Mitchell
Social Security Administration Case Study Critique 2 The Social Security Administration Case Study provides a look into what the administration actually does, as well as the many challenges that the administration faces. These challenges include lack of effective leadership as well as increasingly large case loads for case workers. In this case study critique, I will identify what the administration does, problems the administration face and offer solutions for the administration based on information from a similar case study. Facts The Social Security Administration is a federal organization that administers social insurance programs. Of these programs are issuances of retirement, disability and survivors benefits. Between 2000 and 2005, applications from disability benefits increased sixty percent, equaling more than two million. As a result, billions of dollars are being paid in disability benefits. In the same token, the increase of applications has caused a drastic backlog of cases and a large caseload for Social Security Administration case workers. Due to the large caseloads, many applicants are denied benefits at least once, usually after their initial filling. Case workers are also required to inform applicants of their approval or denial of benefits. In the cases where an applicant is denied, caseworkers are met with a multitude of emotions which range from the applicant being angry, to the applicant feeling insulted. After an applicant is denied, they usually seek assistance from a disabilities advocate. In this case study, Vince Rogov was denied disability benefits numerous times. As a result he sought the assistance of disabilities advocate Mike Lawrence. Disabilities advocates like Mr. Lawrence are called upon to assist those who have been denied benefits with the appeals process. Advocates are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the application and appeals processes, as well as the regulations of the Social Security Administration. In Vince’s case, Mr.

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