NOSSCR's Social Security Practice Guide
Everything You Need to Stay Abreast of the Latest Changes in the Field of Social Security Practice.
Your One Source On Social Security Practice.
This unique, all-in-one source offers pertinent medical analysis along with analysis of statutes, regulations and case law, combined with practical advice, step-by-step guidance and numerous practice aids. . . in short, everything you need to effectively handle the constantly growing and ever-changing field of Social Security practice whether you are new to Social Security representation or a seasoned practitioner. This is the only source in the area that devotes two full volumes to detailed discussion of medical proof.
A Procedural Guide For Successfully Handling Social Security Cases.
The Social Security Practice Guide does more than offer a thorough understanding of Social Security administration and case law. It's also a handy practical guide, encompassing all substantive and procedural aspects involved in representing a Social Security client in court.
You'll find: tips on dealing with the Social Security adjudicatory process; complete sets of forms; a unique listing of common reversible errors found in decisions of administrative law; sample letters, interrogatories to doctors, pleadings on every phase of disability and checklists; and a guide to recovering attorney's fees, with analysis of Social Security fee provisions to help maximize and expedite the fee award.
Plus a comprehensive glossary, indexes of cases by impairment and a medico-legal bibliography.
You'll find it easy to develop the vocational aspects of a disability claim with the Social Security Practice Guide's up-to-the minute coverage of statutes, laws and regulations pertaining to the standards used in evaluating and winning the medical and vocational points in a claim-not to mention expert analysis of occupations and their physical demands.
Written exclusively by experts from the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. Visit the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives website for further information and materials.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Coverage
Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Covered Employment/Wages
Part 2 Retirement and Survivor’s Benefits
Ch. 3 Family Relationships
Ch. 4 Entitlements/Retirement Benefits (Old Age)
Ch. 5 Lump Sum Death Benefits
Ch. 6 Survivor' s Benefits
Part 3 Disability
Ch. 7 Disability Benefits in General
Ch. 8 Social Security and Medicare Offset of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Ch. 9 Definition of Disability
Ch. 10 Mechanics of Disability Determination
Ch. 11 Disability Evaluation—The Grid Regulations
Ch. 12 Disability Evaluation for Disabled Widows, Widowers and Surviving Divorced Spouses
Ch. 13 Practice Tips
Ch. 14 Evidence
Ch. 15 The Disability Adjudication Process
Ch. 16 [Reserved]
Ch. 17 Judicial Review
Ch. 18 Res Judicata and Reopenings
Ch. 19 Cessations
Ch. 20 Overpayments
Ch. 21 Correction of Earnings Records
Ch. 22 Representative Payees
Ch. 23 Work Incentive Programs for SSDI and SSI Beneficiaries
Ch. 24 Representation
Part 4 Supplemental Security Income
Ch. 25 Supplemental Security Income
Part 5 Medicare
Ch. 26 Medicare
Part 6 Fees
Ch. 27 Attorney's Fees
Part 7 Selected Regulations
Rules for Determining Disability and Blindness
Listing of Impairments
Medical Vocational Guidelines ("Grid" )
Part 8 Medical Aspects of Disability
Ch. 28 Introduction to Medical Aspects of Disability
Ch. 29 Musculoskeletal System
Ch. 30 Special Senses and Speech
Ch. 31 Respiratory System
Ch. 32 Cardiovascular System
Ch. 33 Digestive System
Ch. 34 Genitourinary System
Ch. 35 Hemic and Lymphatic System
Ch. 36 Impairments of the Skin
Ch. 37 Endocrine System
Ch. 38 [Reserved]
Ch. 39 Neurological Disorders
Ch. 40 Mental Disorders
Ch. 41 Neoplastic Diseases, Malignant
Ch. 42 Immune System