From the Corner Office
You might have seen the Shared article we placed on Facebook earlier this month regarding the upcoming changes to the Social Security Administration medical Listings for neurological, respiratory and mental health impairments. The new Neurological Impairment listing updates became effective 9/29/16 and new Respiratory Impairment listings on October 7, 2016. The new Mental Health updates won’t become effective until January 2017. That said, really important changes have already occurred under the Neurological and Respiratory updates.
How these new Medical Listings Apply to You
For example, SSA has really broken down neurological conditions and diseases. Whereas certain disorders, like seizure related disorders, were all more generally lumped together, now different types of seizure activity are spelled out. The Disabled Individual claiming eligibility for SSA benefits has the burden to prove that their impairments preclude all substantial work. One of the ways to do this is by providing medical evidence demonstrating that the condition, like epilepsy, meets or equals these medical Listings. A keen eye to detail must be used when analyzing neurology and radiology records. A person with significant limitations due to their neurological disorder may be denied if the decision-maker is not paying close attention to these records in light of the new medical Listings.
What you Should Do About this New Information
If the basis for your disability falls under these impairment categories – neurological, respiratory and/or mental disorders, please contact the office to schedule a consultation and review of your case.
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