Babcock v. Kijakazi Oral Argument

The U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral argument in Babcock v. Kijakazi. After his retirement as a “dual-status” technician with the National Guard, David… read more

The U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral argument in Babcock v. Kijakazi. After his retirement as a “dual-status” technician with the National Guard, David Babcock applied for Social Security. The Social Security Administration (SSA) granted his request but reduced his benefits since he also received a civil service pension in his dual-status role. Mr. Babcock asked the SSA to reconsider, arguing that his pension was covered under the SSA’s uniformed services exception. The SSA rejected his appeal, which was backed up by an administrative law judge and the SSA Appeals Council. Mr. Babcock then appealed these decisions in various federal courts, which issued opposite rulings on whether dual-status technicians qualify for the uniformed services exception.

The question, as presented by the Supreme Court, was: “Is a civil-service pension payment based on dual-status military technician service to the National Guard a payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service?” close

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Babcock v. Kijakazi Oral Argument

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Public Affairs Event
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Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 13, 2021 | 11:37am EDT | C-SPAN.org

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