Status of EDIB
Martin Gerry, Deputy Commisioner for Disability and Income Security Programs at SSA, submitted a statement for the record for a hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the House Ways and Means Committee on the usage of technology to improve public benefits administration. Here is what he had to say about the status of the implementation of EDIB (and he did refer to it as EDIB, rather than AEDIB, removing the word "accelerated" from the name):
This year, I expect each of the DDSs and OHA to be using electronic disability folders on a regular basis, and I expect all 50 states to be fully IDA certified [fully able to function independently using EDIB] by the end of calendar year 2006. The President’s FY 2007 administrative budget of $9.496 billion for SSA would provide the resources to allow SSA to make the necessary technological investments in eDib to maintain service levels and continue to improve the way we do business in the disability process.
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