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Administrative Decisions

In addition to the actual laws and regulations governing SSA’s disability determination process, the Federal Courts create “rules” through precedential decisions that are published in the federal reporters or in electronic data bases, such as Westlaw or Lexis.

This section of the website provides summaries of some of these decisions, as well as highlights of cases that advocates have won at the administrative level.



ARTICLES

No, It's Not Your Immagination
If you are thinking it is getting harder to win claims, you are right. Read More

ALJ Grants Claim Under New 12.05 Listing
Advocates should be aware by now that new mental impairment listings have been in effect since January. Among other changes, the new listings revised the criteria for evaluating intellectual disorders. Read More

Appeals Council Remands for IQ Test
Marty Roberts of the Geneva office of LawNY does not give up easily. Her client had been represented by Jody Davis, now retired from LawNY, who had argued equivalency to Listing 12.05C based on intellectual disabilities. Read More

Appeals Council Fax Changed
The Appeals Council has apparently disconnected its fax number (703-605-7101). But the alternative numbers seems to be working (703-605-7151 or 703-605-8021). Make sure you use these numbers when faxing to the AC. Read More


Administrative Decisions: Articles






NEWSLETTERS

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

Disability Law News - July 2017
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP Advocates. In this issue, we summarize a policy change by SSA that exempts tax refund collection for old debts. Several new regulations, administrative decisions and court decisions are also discussed. Read More