According to a Media General article published on February 6, 2009:
“U.S. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue is to be in the Tampa Bay area of Florida Friday to tour Social Security offices alongside U.S. Rep Ginny Brown-Waite.
Brown-Waite, of Brooksvill, Fla., is newly appointed to the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, and is a member of its Social Security subcommittee.
According to a schedule sent out by Brown-Waite’s office, she and Astrue will visit the hearing office in Tampa, a district office in Dade City, and speak at a computer training class in The Villages.
‘Given my new position on the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, I want to make every effort to see that the workflows and case management at hearing and district offices are being handled in a timely manner and done correctly,’ said Brown-Waite in a statement.”
She added: ‘The staff at these facilities is so overburdened with the enormous caseload that I take it as a personal challenge to bring more money and new offices to Florida to alleviate the burden and speed appeals.’
Astrue and Rep. Brown-Waite will also travel to The Villages to take part in their weekly computer training class, which this week will be focused on learning more about Social Security’s website.”
The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, Tampa Bay social security lawyers, congratulate U.S. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and U.S. Rep Ginny Brown-Waite, on their work to reduce the backlog of Social Security Disability cases in the Tampa Bay area.
Answering these broad-based questions isn’t easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney at 727-894-3188.