DAY TWO AT THE SOCIAL SECURITY NOSSCR CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE BIG CHANGES IN THE PSYCH LISTING
On January 17, 2017, MAJOR CHANGES WILL GO INTO EFFECT FOR HOW JUDGES WILL DECIDE YOUR CASE IF YOU HAVE A PSYCHOLOGICAL OR MENTAL DISORDER. THERE IS A NEW SECTION OF THE REGULATIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
There is a section of the Social Security Regulations that deals with depression, anxiety, IQ issues, brain injury, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorders, autism and schizophrenia.
The problem is that there will be a fundamental change in the Rules, but no new forms from SSA to give to a psychologist or psychiatrist to complete for the Judge. NO ONE KNOWS IF THE JUDGES ARE READY TO USE THESE NEW RULES AND NO ONE KNOWS HOW THE JUDGES WILL USE FORMS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED UNDER THE RULES IN AFFECT NOW.
Stay tuned as I will be watching these changes closely.
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