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Taxpayers and the disabled suffer because Social Security isn’t modernized.

Social Security uses a list of obscure and obsolete jobs to deny disability benefits. Federal government has spent more than $250 million creating a new system, but agency isn’t using it. Appeals courts increasingly overturn these decisions, which are based on jobs that no longer exist. Social Security hasn’t instructed staff on how to use a new jobs database. Acting commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi declined to be interviewed about why it hasn’t been implemented. The last commissioner who was actually confirmed tried to fix this problem, but he was fired by President Biden.