I don't know what to make of this e-mail I received from a legal assistant at my firm: "I just spoke with an examiner [disability examiner at North Carolina Disability Determination Services] who stated they are unable to close any cases right now, other than Medicaid [eligibility determinations]. She stated that they hope they will be able to resume soon after the 1st."
This does seem to track with what we're seeing at my firm -- no initial or reconsideration determinations in December. Can anyone explain what might be going on? I hope this is limited to North Carolina.