The Social Security Administration is using decades-old job data to bar applicants from disability benefits. Lisa Rein covers federal agencies and the management of government in the Biden administration for The Washington Post. She joins host Krys Boyd to detail how the administration has spent $250 million to modernize its vocational services but still uses outdated market data to determine benefits for 15 million people. Her article is “Social Security denies disability benefits based on list with jobs from 1977.”
This episode originally aired on January 18, 2023.