Pace of Social Security

by : Atty. Gabriel Cosh

If you were asked to point out the most complex laws we have in our current society, then you would have an easy answer to give, the Social Security Laws. If complexity has its way of having a personified form even, then Social Security Laws would be the face thereof. The complexity of Social Security Laws even transcends the knowledge that legal practitioners and legal luminaries are actually equipped. Hence, it takes not merely general practitioners of law that could handle the rigors of Social Security Laws, but experts on such field of law, who have mastered the subject matter in all its intricate detail.

If this apparent complexity is already available to even the most intelligent minds, imagine how drastic it would be if you have a Social Security Claim, and you have to file it on your own lonesome. Can you hear the bells of denial ringing by your ear-side, well if you do, then good because you need to expect it. Denial of your claim would be the inevitable effect of dealing with this situation on your own. But do not worry even lawyers of age and experience have been recipients of such decisions, what to do next would be the most vital part.

True, the process of filing for a Social Security claim is a tedious process. A pace so slow it would give the value for your money when it comes to testing your patience and your continuous perseverance. It would normally take a period of three years before a first instance resolution can actually be obtained for your case. But what about the system of Social Security that brings about such a long, dragging, tedious wait?

Social Security Administration operates like that of our courts, where claims for the protection of rights, or the promotion thereof is filed by the hundred thousands everyday. Thus, a consequent result, with the scarce personnel in the Social Security Administration to determine the validity of a claim is that the dockets of the Social Security Administration are actually clogged, justifying its slow, snail-paced determination of whether or not a right should be provided.

Clogging the dockets of our Social Security has been one of the primary goals of any state, and even any federal government we have so far. Moves in privatizing the Social Security for a more efficient way of running the program has also been elevated as an argument in solving this problem on slow determination. Red tape and bureaucracy remains to be the primary culprit at the end of the day.