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Social Security Case Rulings week of March 29, 2012

6th Circuit DRAGON v. COMMISSONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Filed: March 26, 2012. REVERSED AND BENEFITS AWARDED A judge cannot reject an IQ test as being too old when there is no evidence that indicates the test was invalid, nor do the test results…

Proposed DSM V changes and your disability claim

There is a lot of uproar in the special need/disability community on the upcoming changes in the DSM V (replacing the DSM IV), specifically with the Autism Spectrum disorders. The DSM V proposes removing both the PDD-NOS and Aspergers diagnosis and wraps everything up into one Autism disorder. Many believe…

SSA Listings What are they and How can they help my case

Social Security Listings are conditions which have been deemed severe enough, by law, that if the claimant meets or equals a listing they should be automatically found disabled, no further questions asked. SSA has listings which cover both adults and children. This post will talk solely about adult listings, but…