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The current Social Security Update mentions the testimony of Glenn Sklar, SSA Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, before Congress on November 19, 2013. He testified about Social Security’s efforts to improve the management of the disability appeals process. You can link to his testimony from the newsletter.
Another article is about Social Security Administration improvements in written communications. As reviewed by The Center for Plain Language, Social Security is the only federal agency that got straight A’s on the 2013 Plain Writing Report Card and the only one to get an A in plain writing. The Center for Plain Language grades federal agencies each year in two subject areas: Plain Writing and Compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.
Other topics of the current newsletter are:
Beneficiaries Celebrate the New Year with a COLA
Keep in Mind our Holiday Hours
Get Benefit Verification Online
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