Implementation of the Social Security Disability Amendments of 1984: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, June 6, 1985
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985 - Disability evaluation - 235 pages
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Page 183 - Section 223 (d) (1) (2) (3) defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
Page 124 - With both A and B: A. Manifested persistence of one or more of the following clinical signs: 1 . Depression (or elation); or 2. Agitation; or 3. Psychomotor disturbances; or 4. Hallucinations or delusions; or 5. Autistic or other regressive behavior; or 6. Inappropriateness of affect; or 7. Illogical association of ideas; B. Resulting persistence of marked restriction of daily activities...
Page 169 - We will apply the exception to medical improvement based on error if substantial evidence (which may be evidence on the record at the time any prior determination of the entitlement to benefits based on disability was made, or newly obtained evidence which relates to that determination) demonstrates that a prior determination was in error.
Page 54 - In assessing whether someone has the mental capacity to work, reviewers are legally required to "consider factors such as [the] ability to understand, to carry out and remember instructions, and to respond appropriately to supervision, co-workers and work pressures in a work setting.
Page 60 - If you have a prepared statement, it will be included in the record in its entirety.
Page 166 - I am a staff attorney at the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) . Thank you for inviting me to testify today.
Page 197 - CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing was this 2nd day of March, 1962, hand delivered to the following: REID WEINGARTEN, ESQ.
Page 81 - ... substantial evidence which demonstrates that, as determined on the basis of new or improved diagnostic techniques or evaluations, the individual's impairment or combination of impairments is not as disabling as it was considered to be at the time of the most recent prior decision that he or she was under a disability or continued to be under a disability, and that therefore the individual is able to engage in substantial gainful activity...
Page 124 - B. Resulting persistence of marked restriction of daily activities and constriction of interests and seriously impaired ability to relate to other people.
Page 171 - In determining whether an individual's physical or mental impairment or impairments are of a sufficient medical severity that such impairment or impairments could be the basis of eligibility under this section, the Commissioner of Social Security shall consider the combined effect of all of the individual's impairments without regard to whether any such impairment, if considered separately, would be of such severity. If the Commissioner of Social Security does find a medically severe combination...