Written by attorney Erika Ann Riggs

New Evidence Rule for Social Security Disability and SSI cases

On March 20, 2015, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published new rulings on the submission of evidence, including evidence that may be adverse, for disability claims. Prior to the new regulation, claimants were only required to submit “material” evidence that proves disability. This new reg

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1. For the complete Federal Register publication, including SSA’s response to comments, see 2.20 CFR 404.1740(b)(1), 416.1540(b)(1) (2015). 3.20 CFR 404.1512(b)(2)(ii), 416.912(b)(2)(ii) (2015). 4.20 CFR 404.1512(c) and 416.912(c) require only that claimants, and their representatives, submit all evidence “received” from another source, and that it must be submitted “in its entirety.”

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