The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing yesterday on Social Security's continuing disability reviews. Here are links to the written statements:
- Marianna LaCanfora, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration
- Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., Inspector General, Social Security Administration
- Jennifer Nottingham, President, National Association of Disability Examiners
- Daniel Bertoni, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
- Jennifer Shaw Lockhart, State Director, Sooner SUCCESS, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
LaCanfora, O'Carroll and Nottingham all talked about the limitations on continuing disability reviews caused by inadquate administrative funding. Bertoni, as is normal for witnesses from the GAO, said nothing of consequence other that the agency was doing a bad job and ought to be doing better without saying what exactly they should be doing different given budget restraints. I think that if GAO had its way agencies would spend 100% of their funding making sure that they don't misspend any money. I don't know what Lockhart was talking about. Her written testimony seemed to have nothing to do with Social Security.