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Administrative Advocacy: Comments to Proposed Rules and Information Collections

2014
  • NOSSCR Comments on Proposed Submission of Evidence (All Evidence) Rule

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Administrative Advocacy: Communications to SSA

2016
  • Letter Regarding “The Role of Attorneys in the Disability Determination Process” Research Draft Paper

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  • The Case for Adjusting the Fee Cap (Part 2)

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  • The Case for Adjusting the Fee Cap (Part 1)

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Administrative Advocacy: Sign-on Letters

2016
  • CCD Comments in Response to Proposed Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Level of The Administrative Review Process (5 day) Rule

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  • CCD Comments in Response to Proposed Evidence from Statutorily Excluded Medical Sources Rule

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  • CCD Comments in Response to Proposed Changes to Expedited Reintstatement and Unsuccessful Work Attempt Rules

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  • CCD Comments in Response to Proposed Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 Rule

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  • CCD Letter Supporting Increase to Fee Cap

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  • CCD Comments on Proposed Claims Procedure for Plans Providing Disability Benefits Rules

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2015
  • CCD Response to Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Vocational Factors of Age, Education, and Work Experience in the Adult Disability Determination Process

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  • CCD Response to Information Collection Regarding the Role of Reasonable Accommodations in Disability Determinations

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Administrative Advocacy: Other Advocacy (SSAB, ACUS, Judicial Conference, HHS)

2014
  • NOSSCR Comments to Administrative Conference of the United States Regarding Video Hearings Best Practices

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  • Comments on the ACUS Study Regarding SSA’s Policies for the Evaluation of Claimants’ Self-Reported Symptoms in the Adjudication of Social Security Disability Claims

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  • NOSSCR Comments to the Administrative Conference of the United States Regarding Improving Consistency in Social Security Disability Adjudication

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2013
  • CCD Comments to Social Security Advisory Board Regarding Forum Social Security Disability: Time for Reform

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  • NOSSCR Comments on the ACUS Study Assessing the Impact of the DSI Pilot Program in Region I

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2012
  • NOSSCR Comments on ACUS Study of the Social Security Administration’s Regulations Regarding the Duty of Candor and Submission of Evidence in Disability Claims

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Legislative Advocacy: Hearing Testimony and Statements for the Record

2015
  • CCD statement for the record on House Committee on Ways and Means hearing on “Promoting Work Opportunities for Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries” July 9, 2015>

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  • CCD statement for the record on House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Human Resources hearing on “Protecting the Safety Net from Waste, Fraud, and Abuse” June 3, 2015

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  • CCD statement for the record on House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security hearing on “Maintaining the Disability Insurance Trust Fund’s Solvency” February 25, 2015

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  • CCD statement for the record on Senate Committee on the Budget Hearing on “The Coming Crisis: Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency” February 11, 2015

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2014
  • CCD statement for the record on Senate Committee on Finance hearing on “A Fresh Look at Workers’ Disability Insurance” July 24, 2014

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  • CCD statement for the record on House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security hearing on “Fighting Social Security Disability Fraud” February 26, 2014

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  • CCD statement for the record on House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security hearing on “The Social Security Disability Fraud Scheme in New York” January 16, 2014

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2013
  • CCD statement for the record on House Committee on Ways and Means hearing on “Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Social Security: Benefits Adjustments” August 27, 2013

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  • CCD statement for the record on House Committee on Ways and Means hearing on “Using the Chained Consumer Price Index to Determine Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Benefit Increases for Long-Time Social Security Beneficiaries” August 9, 2013

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2012
  • Marty Ford testimony on behalf of CCD Social Security Task Force before House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee on “Securing the Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (Fifth in a Series)” September 14, 2012

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  • Marty Ford testimony on behalf of CCD Social Security Task Force before House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee on “The Use of Technology to Improve the Administration of SSI’s Financial Eligibility Requirements” July 25, 2012

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  • Ethel Zelenske testimony on behalf of CCD Social Security Task Force before House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee on “The Social Security Disability Appeals Process” June 27, 2012

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  • CCD statement for the record on Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Stay-at-Work and Back-to-Work Strategies: Lessons from the Private Sector” March 22, 2012

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  • CCD statement for the record on House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security hearing on “Securing the Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program: Combating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse” January 24, 2012

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2011
  • CCD statement for the record on House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee hearing on “Securing the Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program” December 2, 2011

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  • Marty Ford testimony on behalf of CCD Social Security Task Force before Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies hearing on “Funding for the Social Security Administration in Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012” March 9, 2011

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2010
  • Ethel Zelenske testimony on behalf of CCD Social Security Task Force before House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee hearing on “Social Security at 75 Years: More Necessary Now Than Ever” July 15, 2010

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  • Nancy Shor testimony on behalf of CCD Social Security Task Force before House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Social Security and Income Security and Family Support on “Social Security Disability Claims Backlogs” April 27, 2010

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Legislative Advocacy: NOSSCR Sign-on to Communications with Congress

2015-2014
  • Supporting H.R. 3150, One Social Security Act , September 2015

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  • Opposing UI/DI proposal made by GAO at April 2015 hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on “Government Accountability Office’s Duplication Report at Five Years: Recommendations Remain Unaddressed”

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  • Opposing UI/DI proposal made by GAO at April 2015 Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs hearing on “Reducing Unnecessary Duplication in Federal Programs: Billions More Could Be Saved.”

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  • Oppose Flake Amendment 667 March 2015)
    Other opposition to offsetting SSDI benefits for individuals receiving unemployment compensation

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  • Re: Opposition to proposals to eliminate or reduce concurrent Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits (March 2015)
    Other opposition to offsetting SSDI benefits for individuals receiving unemployment compensation

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  • Opposition to proposals to eliminate or reduce concurrent SSDI and UI benefits as a partial offset for funding the Highway Trust Fund (July 2014)
    Other opposition to offsetting SSDI benefits for individuals receiving unemployment compensation

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  • Statement of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Regarding Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension (May 2014)
    Other opposition to offsetting SSDI benefits for individuals receiving unemployment compensation

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  • Opposition to proposals to eliminate or reduce SSDI benefits for individuals who concurrently receive UI benefits as a partial offset for extending the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program (January 2014)
    Other opposition to offsetting SSDI benefits for individuals receiving unemployment compensation

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  • Opposing harmful provisions in FY16 budget resolution, March 2015

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  • Responding to H.R. 4090, the Social Security Fraud and Error Prevention Act of 2014, and H.R. 5260, the Stop Disability Fraud Act of 2014, November 2014

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  • Opposing financing provisions in ABLE Act, September 2014

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  • Responding to Lankford/Speier letter to Acting Commissioner Colvin, June 2014

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2011
  • Requesting adequate administrative funding for FY 2011

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