SSA suggests stricter rules on disability appeals

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is proposing to impose tighter rules for Social Security disability insurance applicants, an article from the Wall Street Journal stated on March 6.

According to the report, under the proposed rules of the SSA, applicants will be required to include all of their medical information to the agency, whether it seems advantageous to them or not. The agency stated that some people purposely do not provide medical information that could reduce their chance of having a claim approve.

In order to avoid challenges stemming from client-attorney privilege, the agency has stated that it will be the applicant’s responsibility to provide all relevant paperwork.

As the SSA proposes to implement stricter rules for claimants seeking disability insurance, it is important to seek a lawyer who has experience in the filing process. Speak with a lawyer at the Hankey Law Office if you live in Indiana and need help getting the disability benefits you are seeking by calling 317-634-8565.