Social Security Rules & Definitions

New Mental Disorders Listings

April 17, 2017 by

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has finally issued a final rule on revised medical criteria for evaluating mental disorders for adults and children.  This rule was issued on September 26, 2016 and become effective on January 17, 2017.  The rule was published more than six years after the Notice of ...

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Prove Disability

January 11, 2017 by

In our last post, we delved into Social Security's Listings of Impairments, step 3 of the 5-step adult disability sequential evaluation process.  But let's say that you cannot establish that your impairment or impairments meet or equal in severity one of SSA's listed impairments.  Is it still possible to prove ...

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Inflammatory Arthritis and Social Security Disability – The Listings of Impairments

January 11, 2017 by

In our last post, we discussed Social Security's 5-step sequential evaluation process for adult disability claims.  At Step 3, Social Security determines if a claimant's impairments, either singly or in combination, meet or equal in severity one of SSA's listed impairments.  Social Security's Listing of Impairments describes for each major ...

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Social Security Disability Five-Step Sequential Evaluation Process

January 4, 2017 by

Social Security disability benefits are often the final safety net for individuals suffering from medical impairments. For many, the Social Security Administration's (SSA) bureaucracy can be frustrating, confusing and slow.  This post explains the Social Security Disability Five-Step Sequential Evaluation Process.

What are Social Security Disability Benefits?

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