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The Forum
Volume 45
Number 2

February, 2023

Additional Articles


NOSSCR interim CEO Stephen Gardner provides an update on NOSSCR operations, with news about the Annual Conference, new staff, and the new format for The Forum.

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Fourth Circuit Update

If you practice in the Eastern District of North Carolina please note that effective Friday February 24, 2023 there is an amended procedure for Motions to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.

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PAC Contributor List – Feb. 2023

NOSSCR thanks 2022 contributors to the NOSSCR PAC.

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Getting to Know the NOSSCR Staff: Donna Davis

NOSSCR is thrilled to introduce new membership manager Donna Davis, members’ first point of contact for membership and events.

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Legislation Spotlight: The SHOW Up Act

The House of Representatives has passed the SHOW Up Act 221-206—but the Senate seems unlikely to take up the legislation any time soon.

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Mark Your Calendars: Washington Update Webinar on March 21!

Join NOSSCR President David Camp and Betsy Osborn, NOSSCR’s Government Relations Manager, for NOSSCR’s first Washington Update Webinar of 2023 on Tuesday March 21 at 1:00 ET.

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NOSSCR Member Kate Lang Nominated to Serve on Social Security Advisory Board

Last month, President Biden announced his intent to nominate NOSSCR member Kate Lang to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB). President Biden also renominated Sharon Lewis and Andrew G. Biggs for terms on the Social Security Advisory Board last month.

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ANALYSIS: Evaluation of Migraines and Fibromyalgia

In Crystal T. v. Commissioner, Social Security, No. 1:22-cv-1483 (D. Md. Feb. 3, 2023), after filing an extensive brief on various issues pertaining to legal and factual errors and substantial evidence, the Commissioner agreed to a Voluntary Remand.

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NOSSCR Conference Session Spotlight: OHO ERAP Training

Join the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) for an informational session describing the Enhanced Representative Availability Process (ERAP), SSA’s new process for representatives to submit availability for hearings.

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VOCATIONAL TOPICS: Piemonte’s Perspective

NOSSCR past president George Piemonte provides recommendations on how to address vocational experts not sourcing their testimony.

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CASELAW UPDATE: What’s Happening in the 7th Circuit

In his first caselaw update, Ryan Tank provides a look at what’s happening in the 7th circuit.

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2022 Waterfall Charts

Click here for the 2022 fiscal year waterfall charts.

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SSA Announces New Centralized Mail Process for Hearings Operations

The Social Security Administration has sent a Dear Colleague letter outlining a new, centralized mail process for hearing operations.

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Recent Subregulatory Changes

SSA has issued or revised several subregulatory guidance documents that may be of note to claimants’ representatives.

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Useful Resources – February 2023

A list of useful resources for NOSSCR members.

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