3 Reasons We’re Against the SSA’s 5-Day Rule Regarding Evidence

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Five-Day Rule Regarding Submission of Evidence Prior to Hearing   In 2017 the Social Security Administration (SSA) changed its rules regarding the submission of evidence to an administrative law judge before a Social Security Disability hearing. Under the new rules, which are codified at Section 405.331 of the Social Security…

Three Conditions Added to SSA’s Compassionate Allowances Program

On September 5, 2017 Nancy Berryhill, the Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), announced the addition of three medical impairments to the Compassionate Allowances list. The SSA’s Compassionate Allowances program identifies disability applications where the claimant’s disease or medical condition obviously meets Social Security’s definition of disability. There are more than 200 medical…