U.S. Department of Labor reviews disability benefits

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor launched an evaluation effort to review the Disability Program Navigator Initiative called “Use of One-Stops by Social Security Disability Beneficiaries in Four States Implementing Disability Program Navigator Initiative”.

The evaluation is to determine if the public workforce system, specifically the One-Stop Career Center system, is helping people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income to find jobs.  The study is being held in Iowa, Maryland, Colorado, and Oregon using data from 2002 to 2007.

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Jane Oates stated, “The public workforce investment system’s role in serving people with disabilities, and reducing unemployment and underemployment of people with disabilities, is critically important.  For the first time, we have data clearly documenting that thousands of Social Security disability beneficiaries are seeking and receiving services from One-Stop Career Centers in four states”.

If you or someone you know is experiencing trouble receiving long-term disability benefits, contact the Indiana long-term disability filing attorneys of Hankey Law Office P.C. at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your rights.