Enhancing the Reconsideration Process

Social Security Administration held a National Disability Forum on Enhancing the Reconsideration Process on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Washington, DC at the Partnership for Public Service.

The purpose of the forum was to learn from stakeholders representing the advocate community, how they envision areas of improvement in the claims process - especially at the reconsideration step.

In an effort to improve the claims process, especially at the reconsideration step, we are seeking feedback on the topic of enhancing the reconsideration process.

  • Are there improvements to the consultation examination (CE) process that would strengthen the determinations at both the initial and reconsideration levels?
  • Where do you see areas for enhancement in the reconsideration process? What would you recommend in this area?
  • What are the expected outcomes from any recommendations?
  • Do you have suggestions for how SSA can measure the effectiveness of your recommendations?
  • What obstacles do you believe we will encounter in implementing enhancements to the reconsideration process?
  • What recommendations can you share that may enhance the initial disability process?What would you recommend in this area?
  • What are the expected outcomes from any recommendations?
  • Do you have suggestions for how SSA can measure the effectiveness of your recommendations?
  • What obstacles do you believe we will encounter in implementing enhancements to the initial claims process?
  • Do you have suggestions for policy clarification or simplification that would enhance the entire process?
  • Other suggestions?