SSA Issues New Ruling Regarding Development of Written Evidence

 

On October 4, 2017, Social Security Ruling, SSR 17–4p; Titles II and XVI: Responsibility for Developing Written Evidence was released.  According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), “This SSR clarifies our responsibilities and the responsibilities of a claimant and a claimant’s representative to develop evidence and other information in disability and blindness claims. This Ruling applies at all levels of our administrative review process.” [More]

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Social Security Announces New Ruling on Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims– Effective Immediately

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced March 16, 2016, notice of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 16-3p which supersedes SSR 96–7p: Policy Interpretation Ruling Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims: Assessing the Credibility of an Individual’s Statements. This new SSR 16-3p is effective immediately. [More]

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SSA Issues Final Regulations on Submission of Evidence

 

On Monday April 20, 2015, the Social Security Administration’s new final rules on the submission of evidence in disability claims will be in effect. The final rules amend the regulations on “Evidence of your impairment” (20 C.F.R. §§ 404.1512 and 416.912 and the “Rules of Conduct and standards of responsibility for representatives” (20 C.F.R. §§ 404.1740 and 416.1540).
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SSA Announces Final Rules - Change in Terminology: ‘‘Mental Retardation’’ to ‘‘Intellectual Disability’’

 

Effective September 3, 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will replace all reference to “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability in its Listing of Impairments used to evaluate claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). [More]

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