It’s no secret that getting Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult. It can take years for a claim to get processed and approved.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is working diligently to eliminate these issues with the Open Government Plan 3.0. The plan outlines the structural changes needed to get the Social Security Disability program back on track. This goal will be achieved through reforms in four main areas, including:

  1. Increasing Transparency- The agency hopes to improve the public’s access and knowledge of their inner-workings by providing easy retrieval of data and the documents that are necessary to file a claim.
  2. Expanding Participation- Increasing the number of users of the SSA’s programs and services—such as My Social Security—has become a top priority.
  3. Improving Collaboration- Working with other government agencies—like the VA—to ensure disabled Americans have access to the benefits they deserve.
  4. Internalizing the Open Government Principles- The agency will work in a much more efficient and productive manner if each employee adopts these ideas and applies them to how they perform their duties each day.

The Texas personal injury lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers are hopeful these changes will bring necessary improvements to the SSA’s disability program.