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Everything you need to stay abreast of the latest changes in the field of 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.
Social Security Practice Guide helps develop the vocational aspects of a Social Security disability claim with coverage of statutes, laws, and regulations. Originally written by professionals from the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and physicians specializing in treating the disabled, Social Security Practice Guide provides authoritative and extensive coverage.
Social Security Practice Guide does more than offer a thorough understanding of Social Security administration and case law. It also encompasses substantive and procedural aspects of representing a Social Security disability client in court. You’ll find: tips on dealing with the Social Security adjudicatory process; forms; sample letters and interrogatories to doctors; pleadings on every phase of disability; and checklists.
Social Security Practice Guide incorporates two volumes on the Medical Aspects of Proving Disability. These medico-legal volumes, authored by physicians, contain extensive coverage of the medical background of the Listings of Impairments.
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Table of contents
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 Representation of Claimants for Disability Benefits: Practice Tips
Chapter 14 Evidence
Chapter 15 Hearing and Appeals Council Practice
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 Disorders
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