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Tim Moore, and his wife, are former disability examiners. Currently, his wife works as a field office claims representative–the folks who take disability applications. Moore has a passion to share the truth with those who need it most–the folks filing those disability applications.

Two facts that Moore claims the current SSA commissioner, Michael Astrue, understands all too well.

  1. A denied SSDI claimant, who files an appeal, can expect to wait 500 days before a decision is made.
  2. There is a record breaking backlog of  over 700,000 SSDI cases.

As Moore sees it, despite proposed changes by the administration to improve the way SSA handles claims it is unlikely to improve the backlog problem.

One of the proposed changes, which SSA suggests will decrease the backlog of cases, is that claimants will be required to submit all medical evidence at least 5 days before a hearing. Sounds reasonable, right. Problem is that the backlog has nothing to do with submission of medical records. Instead of dealing with the real source of the backlog–inadequate funding to hire the needed manpower–Congress and SSA play a clever shell game where the public’s attention is misdirected.

There is more to read about Social Security Disability at Tim Moore’s “My Disability Blog.”

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  • Reporter April 22, 2008, 4:44 pm

    Is there a way to get in touch with Tim Moore? I am a reporter for a daily newspaper in Oregon doing an article on disability and don’t want to fall prey to, as Moore puts it, the bad journalism of blaming SSA for funding cuts or examiners for the culture of denial. I would like to talk to him further about these topics but don’t know how to get in touch. Can you help?


  • Richard Brassaw April 22, 2008, 6:31 pm

    Hi Betsy,

    My apologizes. During a recent update the link to Tim Moore’s blog, “My Disability Blog” was broken–it’s now fixed.

    You may also want to contact author/attorney Benjamin H. Berkley, “Win Your Social Security Disability Case,” pub. Sphinx Publishing, ISBN: 781572486416.

  • Valerie October 19, 2008, 5:39 am

    Betsy & Richard,

    I, too, am trying to contact Tim Moore for a program I’m producing on SSD for CN8, the Comcast Network. We air on seven states in the Mid-Atlantic.

    The taping is in Philadelphia, next Wednesday (October 22).

    I can be reached at 757-748-9742

    Thanks, Valerie

  • Dorothy March 29, 2009, 6:13 pm

    I have filed for my ssi and have been denied, I also have a company
    named Allsup helping me with my application and the appeals process, what can i expect from the appeals court,

    Thank you


  • m g rogers August 2, 2012, 5:40 am

    BEWARE! Mr. Moore’s website content is LACKING in PERTINENT INFORMATION, therefore, NOT wholly forthcoming nor honest!