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114 Outdated Jobs Axed: Social Security Administration Updates Disability Criteria for Fairer Benefits

The Social Security Administration has discontinued 114 outdated job listings used in disability benefit determinations, aiming to rely more on current job data from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles to ensure fairer evaluations effective June 22, 2024.

Social Security Administration Updates Disability Benefits Criteria, Removes 114 Outdated Job Listings

According to the Washington Examiner, a recent update, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has changed how it decides who gets disability benefits. They removed a list of 114 old and strange jobs like reptile farmer and railroad telegrapher that they used to decide if someone could work. Now, they’ll focus more on current job options listed in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

These changes mean the SSA won’t use outdated job lists anymore to judge if someone can work. Instead, they’ll require more reasons to consider certain jobs as options for people applying for disability benefits. Martin O’Malley, the SSA commissioner, explained that these updates are to ensure fair decisions based on current job data, reducing the chance that people are denied benefits because of jobs that don’t exist anymore.

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114 Outdated Jobs Axed: Social Security Administration Updates Disability Criteria for Fairer Benefits (PHOTO: The Guardian)

Social Security Administration Implements Changes to Enhance the Fairness and Efficiency of Disability Programs

Furthermore, these updates started on June 22, 2024, and are part of the Social Security Administration‘s efforts to make their disability programs fairer and more efficient. By using updated job information and avoiding old lists, they hope to improve how they help people with disabilities get the support they need.

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