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Create a disability data analysis and mapping working group

I work in one of the Disability Processing Branch (DPB) . Some of us worked on fraud cases. I think it would be useful to have DPS grade GS-12, who handle different disability workloads, to provide inputs regarding data analysis and help in the mapping . It would be beneficial to the agency to have a working group with these selected DPS along with managers and other analysts. They can provide insights and useful feedback.... more »

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What I'd Like To See

Here are some data sets that I'd like to see released:
1) Productivity, backlog and allowance rates for each state DDS
2) Percent of claimants with attorney or other representation
3) EAJA fees paid
4) Appeals Council productivity and backlog
5) Percent of claimants who are rejecting video hearings
6) Number of attorney-advisor decisions issued
7) Number of on the record reversals issued by ALJs
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JSON vs CSV data format

Often datasets are offered in JSON format which is useful for computer programmers but not so useful for researchers / analysts as JSON is not really human readable.

https://json-csv.com is a JSON to CSV converter which transforms JSON data into a format that can be opened in a spreadsheet. Researchers can then easily dice the data with the spreadsheet tools.

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Banning illegal microchip implantation

There are many women and children being illegally microchipped, stalked, beaten and owned as sex slaves without their consent or knowledge. It seems no one want to legitimate deal with this situation of who is implanting us and the purpose. It is time to deal with this truth has it caused brutal harm and damage to a lot of people. Many people are misdiagnosed as bipolar and other mental illness when describing what is... more »

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SSA/SSI Payee Knowledgebase

It's more then vital that the data and info out there via the SSA in regards to individual representative payee's and such be updated to information more recent to the times. I do not know when the previous informational booklet for Representative payee's was made and printed but it leaves a lot to be desired. I do not know if the organizational payee's are given a whole lot more information and such but the individuals... more »

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New SSA Data on Disability Determinations and Reviews

SSA has new data to share:
• Periodic Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) Processed (https://www.ssa.gov/open/data/Periodic-Continuing-Disability-Reviews.html#dataCollectionDescription) – One aspect of our efforts to effectively detect, deter, and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse in our programs, is to work with state Disability Determination Services (DDS) to conduct regular Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs). This... more »

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Publish Wait Times at SSA offices

By publishing wait times as Open Data, the SSA can immediately increase customer satisfaction with this one innovation similar to what has been done by Connecticut DMV https://www.dmvselfservice.ct.gov/NemoService.aspx.

It also allows the SSA to tap the energy of the Civic Tech community to build innovative solutions by commingling this specific Open Data with other datasets (e.g. mixing it with public transport/traffic... more »

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Website Experience

Why does the experience in accessing my ss account have to be so frustrating. The original registration process was not a good experience and i was not able to complete the process. I called in and was told that the login process was linked to Experian and that i needed to contact experian. When i did, i had to pay to ask the question. Later i learned that i had signed up for other services and charges started showing... more »

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Increase online access

I come online to see if forms I've submitted have been recieved (they haven't, over 3 months) allow submitting of forms ONLINE such as ssa-1696, CMS1763, ssa 561. It is 2014, why is the website run like it's 1996???

It would be much more efficient. The telephone services are a nightmare, and it costs me a good deal of time and money hand submitting things as if this were the 1940's. Nonsense!

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Creating MySSA Online Account Needs Link to Credit Report

On a daily basis thousands of people are unable to verify their identity when setting up the online account. The questions that Experian asks to verify "identity" is often old, and outdated. Having a copy of one's Experian Credit Report often is necessary. When a person attempts to create the account and fails they're locked out for 24hrs, and only have one more attempt at the quiz the following day. We need to have... more »

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One App To Rule Them All! (FO based)

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.

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Now Available – Geospatial Mapping @ SSA!

We recently launched our first public-facing geospatial map, the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Beneficiaries and Benefits by State 2014. The OASDI map provides a quick distribution of Social Security beneficiaries and benefit dollars by state, visualizing complex data and rendering it in a way that is easy to understand. This first map lays the groundwork for our publishing other public maps. The... more »

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Hey! There’s New Data: FY 14 Customer Service Satisfaction Data

On June 8th, 2015, we updated our Data on Customer Service Satisfaction with 2014 information. This dataset reflects the public’s perception on the services we provide in-person in our offices, by telephone or on the internet. The feedback helps us identify strengths and weaknesses in our service delivery so we can make necessary improvements. Go check it out at: http://www.ssa.gov/open/data/Overall-Customer-Service-Satisfaction.html!... more »

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Field Office Waiting Time

The elapsed time between the time that a member of the public arrives at a Social Security field office seeking help and the time that person is helped by a field office employee

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