SSA Clarifies Explanation of Proposed Disability Rule for People with Mental Disorders and Extends Comment Period

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it will publish a notice clarifying part of the recently proposed “Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders.” In order to address some public misunderstanding, the notice will better explain how Social Security would consider the use of standardized testing when it determines disability for people who have a mental disorder. The original public comment period ended on November 17th, but Social Security will reopen the comment period to provide an additional 15 days to allow additional comment on their proposed policy regarding the use of standardized tests. Stay tuned for the action alert. For more information, see http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-29577_PI.pdf

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