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Social Security Disability Bill Passes the U.S. House of Representatives

In December, we blogged about the efforts of Tennessee congressman John Tanner to reduce the backlog of social security disability claims. Now, NWTNToday.com reports that H.R. 4532, the “Social Security Disability Applicants’ Access to Professional Representation Act of 2010” passed the house by an overwhelming vote of 412 to 6.

The bill was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tanner, who is the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. In the article, Chairman Tanner is quoted as saying, “One of the top priorities of this Subcommittee has been helping the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been waiting years for a hearing on their disability case due to large claims backlogs.”

Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas, another sponsor of the bill and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee of Social Security, is quoted as saying, “Filing for disability benefits isn’t easy, but this bipartisan legislation will continue to ensure that applicants get the support they need in order to get their Social Security benefits.”

For the average American who has been denied social security disability, the appeals process can be complicated. But you don’t have to got it alone. Contact the experienced social security disability attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates. They can help you navigate through the paperwork and get you the benefits you deserve.