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PWDF Comments on Social Security Administration (SSA) Docket SSA-2013-0044, Revisions to Rules of Conduct and Standards of Responsibility for Appointed Representatives
People With Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) recently submitted public comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) with recommendations regarding Docket SSA-2013-0044, Revisions to Rules of Conduct and Standards of Responsibility for Appointed Representatives.
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 is concerned that some SSA rules create barriers for people with mental and/or developmental disabilities. People with impairments due to these types of disabilities may need more flexibility in the disability adjudication and review process because of communication issues.
You can read our full comments here.