Latest amendments in Social Security Disability Law


The SSA and Criminal defense lawyer is going through many changes and in its way it qualifies people and decides if someone is qualified enough for the benefits of disability. Although the program holds than same motive, here are few changes that have recently been implemented on the law by Social Security Administration, popularly known as SSA:

  1. Listings are the first change that has been implemented on the law. As per this, if someone applies for the disability perks, the agency makes a consideration regarding any kind of work that he may perform in the local region. It uses people as vocational professionals to make an effort and match the background of the applicant with different professions. The job is not that great that needs bigger qualifications or technological aspect in the job sector. Most of these jobs are simpler to carry out for anyone.

  1. The second amendment is regarding the grid. The SSA law uses grid as something that determines if people qualify for the benefits or not. If someone is older than 60 years of age and have a minor education and is suffering from any severe health challenge, the chances can be very high that he can get the benefits. If you are of 40 years of age and suffering from minor depression and have a doctorate degree, the chances of getting the remuneration stands weak in this case. Although the agency has not even updated the grid in many years, but most of the judges think that it’s simple for attorneys to work the grid by knowing what can qualify for benefits and then they can set an application in order to get awards.
  2. The next change lies in disclosure. Previous month, the officials of top agency stated that they are going to propose a fresh policy regarding the prevention of firms and many others from withholding the information about the disability application.
  3. The next amendment is about caseload. The SSA has driven the case volume up for the judges who can hold huge caseloads so as to undertake large number of cases. The agency proposed all judges to perform 500 to 700 cases per year.

  1. The next change is regarding the work of doctors and lawyers as the agency as well as the inspector are establishing a project through which they can determine if any third party group in the disability system is indulged in any kind of deception and if doctors and lawyers are cheating the system.
  2. The last change than occurred is regarding job description. Becoming an SSA judge was a classic task and one in a lifetime opportunity as he can never get removed or replaced. But recently, the agency has changed the job description to make clear that even judges can be subjected to several levels of supervision.