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'Marketplace' Report: Disability Claims Backlog

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'Marketplace' Report: Disability Claims Backlog

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'Marketplace' Report: Disability Claims Backlog

'Marketplace' Report: Disability Claims Backlog

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The Social Security Administration says there is a huge backlog of disability cases, and not enough to staff to handle them. Some claimants are having to wait as long as a year and a half for a ruling. Janet Babin of Marketplace talks with Alex Chadwick.