Lack of treatment is one of the biggest issues we face with any impairment. Mental impairments, especially, are more difficult to diagnose and can react slowly to medications. Any time you have a mental impairment, the lack of treatment will make it very difficult to prove a case of disability.
What Do Non-Disability Requirements Mean?
Non-disability requirements arise where the individual has applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). When an individual files for disability, Social Security asks questions about income and resources. After a judge makes a fully favorable decision in an SSI case or a concurrent case where SSI is involved, the claimant has a follow up appointment at a local office to see if they still meet the income and resources limitations for benefits.
What Are The Most Common Reasons For The Appeals Council To Remand A Case?
The most frequent reason the Appeals Council remands a case is the residual functional capacity is not supported by evidence. For example, the ALJ has either overlooked a piece of evidence which is important or makes a finding contradictory to another piece of evidence.
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by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.