Federal News Radio reports on last week’s hearing before the House Social Security Subcommittee on the agency’s software issues, particularly the Disability Case Processing System (DCPS) it’s developing. I hope it’s starting to work.
If they ever get this taken care of, it’s past time to once again tackle the Windfall Offset problem. That ought to be easier but in past decades the agency invested huge sums of money in developing software to automate the calculations without achieving any success. If you work at a hearing office you wouldn’t know but I assure you, this is a very big deal. Way too many man hours are spent on something that computer systems ought to handle in a flash.