Feds trying to suspend Social Security judge investigated by Defenders

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by khou.com staff report

khou.com

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 12:53 PM

HOUSTON -- Hearings are under way in an effort to suspend Administrative Law Judge Richard Abrams.

Three years ago, the Defenders exposed how Abrams denied disability benefits to nine out of every 10 people who applied.

On average, judges deny four out of every 10 applicants.

The Social Security Administration is trying to suspend Abrams for 14 days.

They say privacy laws bar them from going into detail, but that the allegations against Abrams include failure to follow instructions and failure to follow time and attendance procedures.

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