NOSSCR's Social Security Practice Guide

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. A complete, practical guide on all substantive and procedural aspects of Social Security disability law.
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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.

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.

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Table of Contents

DIVISION I COVERAGE

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Covered Employment/Wages

DIVISION II RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR’S BENEFITS
Chapter 3 Family Relationships
Chapter 4 Retirement Benefits
Chapter 5 Lump Sum Death Benefits
Chapter 6 Survivors’ Benefits

DIVISION III DISABILITY
Chapter 7 Disability Benefits in General
Chapter 8 Social Security and Medicare Offset of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Chapter 9 Definition of Disability
Chapter 10 Mechanics of Disability Determination
Chapter 11 The Grid Regulations and Vocational Evaluation
Chapter 12 [Reserved]
Chapter 13 [Reserved]
Chapter 14 Evidence
Chapter 15 The Disability Adjudication Process
Chapter 16 [Reserved]
Chapter 17 Judicial Review
Chapter 18 Timely Filing, Extensions of Time, Reopening, and Res Judicata
Chapter 19 Cessations
Chapter 20 Overpayments
Chapter 21 Correction of Earnings Records
Chapter 22 Representative Payees
Chapter 23 Work Incentive Programs for Title II and SSI Beneficiaries
Chapter 24 Representation

DIVISION IV SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
Chapter 25 Supplemental Security Income
Chapter 25A Disabled Children

DIVISION V MEDICARE
Chapter 26 Medicare

DIVISION VI FEES
Chapter 27 Attorneys’ Fees

DIVISION VII SELECTED REGULATIONS
Rules for Determining Disability and Blindness
Listing of Impairments
Medical Vocational Guidelines (“Grid”)

DIVISION VIII MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY
Chapter 28 Introduction to Medical Aspects of Disability
Chapter 29 Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 30 Special Senses and Speech
Chapter 31 Respiratory System
Chapter 32 Cardiovascular System
Chapter 33 Digestive System
Chapter 34 Genitourinary Disorders
Chapter 35 Hematological Disorders
Chapter 36 Impairments of the Skin
Chapter 37 Endocrine System
Chapter 38 [Reserved]
Chapter 39 Neurological Disorders
Chapter 40 Mental Disorders
Chapter 41 Cancer (Malignant Neoplastic Diseases)
Chapter 42 Immune System