This week attorneys Adam Banton and Patrick Cahill are attending a Social Security disability conference hosted by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.
The conference addresses a wide variety of topics, including discussions on recent regulatory changes concerning the Social Security Administration.
One such change mandates that for all Social Security disability hearings held on or after May 1, 2017, claimants or their representatives are under a duty to notify the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) about all medical evidence that may be relevant to a decision on disability at least 5 business days prior to a hearing. If this rule is not complied with the ALJ may not take such evidence into account, which can impact the likelihood of a favorable decision.
Communication with your representative is crucial to complying with the new regulation. As a claimant, you can help to ensure that your medical record is complete for your hearing by notifying your representative immediately about any changes in your medical treatment, including new doctors, hospital visits, scheduled surgeries and major testing.
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