Joe S. Cecil, George W. Cort, Ashley Mason Springer, Vashty Gobinpersad
This report summarizes a Center study of instances of individuals’ unredacted Social Security numbers appearing in documents filed in federal district and bankruptcy courts in November 2013 and available through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service. The presence of Social Security numbers for approximately 75% of these individuals appears to violate rules adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
A 1985 examination of the controversy and difficulties encountered by the Social Security Administration when determining disability and adjudicating appeals. The report presents overviews of the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs and the role judicial review played in those programs.