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Disability Law News

The Empire Justice Center publishes the Disability Law News on a quarterly basis, with issues in March, June, September and December.  It is edited by Kate Callery and Louise Tarantino of the Empire Justice Center. The Disability Law News is published electronically, although you can order a paper subscription by contacting Michelle Peterson at mpeterson@empirejustice.org.

Current and archived editions of the newsletter are available here and are searchable by keywords.

Newsletter articles occasionally refer to DAP #s.  These documents are available to those advocates registered with the On-line Resource Center, a joint project of the Empire Justice Center and Western New York Law Center. http://onlineresources.wnylc.net/welcome.asp?index=Welcome

 


 

CURRENT ISSUE

 

Disability Law News - October 2017 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP Advocates. In this issue, we discuss the newly amended NYS Public Health Law Sections 17 & 18, and Mental Hygiene Law Section 33.16 that ensures free access to medical records for government benefits applications. Be sure to check out the newest regulations, administrative decisions and court decisions as well. Read More

 


2015 Issues

Disability Law News - September 2015 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at the Second Circuits Reaffirmation of the Treating Physician Rule. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions, regulations as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More

Disability Law News - June 2015 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at SSA's Emergency Message following a lawsuit to stop the agency from collecting overpayments from same-sex couples. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions, administrative decisions, new rules and regulations as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More

Disability Law News - March 2015 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at SSA's final rules on submission of evidence in disability claims as well as the reorganization of Medical-Vocational Guidelines. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More



2014 Issues

Disability Law News - December 2014 :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will review the Social Security Administration's announcement of a modest 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2015 as well as an Executive Order issued in October 2014 mandating a push to more-secure card technology for federal benefits cards. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More

Disability Law News - September 2014 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an in-depth article detailing New York States takeover of the State Supplement Program (SSP). Also in this issue you will find articles on new rules and regulations, court and administrative decisions as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More

Disability Law News - June 2014 :
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Disability Law News - March 2014 Issue :
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2013 Issues

Disability Law News - December 2013 :
Empire Justice Center's quarterly newsletter for disability advocates. Read More

Disability Law News - September 2013 Issue :
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Disability Law News - June 2013 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue features an article on how the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affect SSA. Additional articles highlight the long awaited DSM-5 manual and several articles focusing on benefits for children. Also in this issue you will find articles on regulations, administrative decisions and recent Court Decisions. Read More

Disability Law News - March 2013 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue are details on the new Social Security Ruling (SSR) 13-2p Evaluating Cases Involving Drug and Alcoholism (DAA). Additional articles include an analysis of the Court of Appeals decision on the treating physician rule. Also in this issue you will find articles on regulations, additional Court Decisions and many helpful websites listed in Web News. Read More


2012 Issues

Disability Law News - December 2012 :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue features an analysis of the Second Circuit ruling on Listing 12.05. Additional articles include the announcement of a cost-of-living (COLA) increase for 2013 for monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and the amended regualations governing discharge of federal student loans based on total or permanent disability. Also in this issues you will find articles on regulations, Court Decisions and many helpful websites listed in Web News. Read More

Disabiltiy Law News - September 2012 :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. In this issue we will discuss the Second Circuit's Ruling on DAA (drug adiction or alcohol) issues and take a closer look at a recent GAO report on Kids' SSI. Additional articles discuss new regulations, recent Court Decisions and Administrative Decisions. In this issue look for several new and helpful websites in Web News. Read More

Disability Law News - June 2012 :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at Social Security Ruling (SSR) 11-1p, which prohibits, with certain exceptions the filing of subsequent applications for disability benefits while an appeal is pending. Additional articles discuss new regulations, recent Court Decisions and Administrative Decisions highlighting the Appeals Council Reversal in a 12.05C case. Read More

Disability Law News - March 2012 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at the final regulations issued by the Social Security Administration on treating physician and representative conduct. Additional articles discuss regulations on electronic filing requirements and vision listing proposed changes. Also in this issue you will find articles on recent Court Decisions, and Administrative Decisions. Read More


2011 Issues

Disability Law News - December 2011 :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue highlights the announcement of a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2012 for monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Additional articles discuss ALJ bias and defining the rolls of representatives and ALJs. Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, and Administrative Decisions. Read More

Disability Law News - September 2011 :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an in-depth article titled "Social Seciruty Ruling Affects New Applications" describing Social Security Ruling (SSR) 11-1p, which precludes the filing of a subsequent application for benefits while an appeal is pending. Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - June 2011 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "SSA Faces Budget Woes". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles Read More

Disability Law News - March 2011 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "21st Century SSA: Direct Deposits, Express Cards, Garnishments, and Tax Offsets". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

 


2010 ISSUES

Disability Law News - December 2010 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "COLA". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles Read More

Disability Law News - September 2010 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "New Mental Impairment Listings Proposed". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - June 2010 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue features "Second Circuit Issues Ruling in Clark". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - March 2010 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "Are Changes to DAA Materiality Rules in the Mix?". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - January 2010 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "Courts Give, Congress Takes Away,Benefits to Non-Fleeing Felons". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More


2009 ISSUES

Disability Law News - November 2009 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "Social Security Recipients Lose COLA Wars". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - September 2009 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article on "Medicaid to Pay for “Point-of-Care” Blood Tests for Lead Poisoning". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - July 2009 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article "Court of Appeals Issues New Decisions". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - May 2009 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article "Settlement Reached in Fleeing Felon Case". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - March 2009 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article "Childhood SSRs Issued". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More

Disability Law News - January 2009 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article "ALJ Statistics Make Waves". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More


 

DISABILITY LAW NEWS ARCHIVES

The archives of the Disability Law News are in pdf only.  You will need a pdf reader to view these files.  You can download a free reader from the Adobe website. Click here to view the archives.