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PWDF Comments on Social Security Administration (SSA) Docket SSA-2012-0035, Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence
People With Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) recently submitted public comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) with recommendations regarding Docket SSA-2012-0035, Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence.
People With Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) is a § 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency with expertise in medical (psychiatric and/or developmental)-legal issues and bases these comments on its 16‑year history of providing legal representation for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) issues for people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities.
PWDF believes it is important to ensure that evidence of claimants’ impairments is properly considered and weighed, especially when the evidence derives from multiple sources or is inconsistent. For this reason, while we briefly acknowledge several proposed changes with which we agree, we focus our comments on those that are necessary in providing safeguards for claimants.
You can read our full comments here.