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How Do I Know If I Meet a Social Security Disability “Listing”?

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Most people may assume that if their doctors, therapists or other health care professionals write that they are “disabled from work,” they should automatically win their Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) case right off the bat. “Most people, unfortunately, are wrong,” notes Herndon disability lawyer Doug Landau, “as the Federal Government does not simply accept conclusory

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Nurse Practitioner Opinions and Social Security Disability

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Where a Nurse Practitioner’s statement is submitted as evidence of disability to a Social Security Judge and the treating doctor countersigns the document, can the judge discount this medical opinion? A recent case held that discounting these opinions because the doctor merely countersigned the nurse practitioner’s statement is inconsistent with the Social Security Administration’s rules.

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