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Witness: Set tougher SSDI procedural rules

David Hatfield, a retired administrative law judge, says one simple way to make the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim determination system work better and faster would be to make the claimants come to hearings with more information.

Hatfield testified today at a hearing on the SSDI program organized by the House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee. 

Hatfield said another clear-cut program is that the administrative procedures were designed years ago, when only 10 percent of the claimants had lawyers or other professional advisors. 

Today, more than 80 percent of claimants arrive with professional advisors, Hatfield said.

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