I would love to be able to view the status of a claim online without having to call the field office or ODAR through the ERE. It would be much more cost and time efficient if I could simply log on and see what stage they are at in their claim.
This misleads the public into having the perception that online application for medicare and retirement could be processed in 5 days. Many actually call the field office, and the national 800 # after the 5 days thinking that their application should have been completed. This language needs to be removed, and language explaining more actual time lines needs to be added.
SSA has an abundance of applications/programs to perform it's duties. Constantly, and without reprieve, we are forced to enter the same detail(s) over, and over again, in an incessant, never-ending, monotonous daily grind. The Agency REALLY needs to focus it's resources on consolidating the apps/programs into one large program that has the functionality of them all in one centralized location. Much like the new web-based ...more »